Homes evacuated as volcano erupts in Iceland

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  1. Draven

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    Homes evacuated as volcano erupts in Iceland - Yahoo! News UK
    Fuck. I hope Bimma's alright. :( 
     
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    She'll be alright.
     
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    She's probably having a volcano party right now.
     
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    Hope everyone's okay.
     
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    ^that
    oh no,my sisters freind is right!!!!gods trying to destroy all the little countries!!!
     
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    Dang. Hope everybody is okay.
     
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    Iceland is right smack dab on the faultline between the N.A. and EuroAsian plates, and with all these quakes happening on other fault lines it doesn't come to a surprise to me that Iceland would be affected. I forget where I read this (Probably Yahoo) but the article mentioned that one of the plates is shifting, the reason behind all these disasters.
     
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    I heard from Bimma; she's fine.
     
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    ^

    That's good news.
     
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    true that.
     
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    Hope everyone makes it out okay D:
    And what the frag? How do you pronounce the name of that glacier? Did they decide to name it whatever came up when someone rolled their face on their keyboard?
     
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    I was glad to hear that the eruption happened on the other side of the island from Tricky Disco, and that she's ok.

    Icelandic is a different language from English. An Icelandic speaker would probably have no problem pronouncing that word, but might have problems with English words.
     
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    Bimma makes my volcano erupt too LOLOLOL
     
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    I'm glad she's ok too, and CM---:throw  :lol 
     
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    Exactly as it is written, except that you insert an extra 't' near the middle. :)  No, I'm not joking, there is actually a 't' in the pronunciation of Eyjafjallajökull.

    Try to pronounce it like this: "ey-ah fjaht-lah juh-kuhl". I think that should be rather close to the actual pronunciation.
    "Eyja" means (of the) island; "fjalla" means (arctic) mountains (or more precisely mountains above the alpine tree line), and "jökull" means "glacier" - the word seems to be somewhat related to "icicle". So in other words, it simply means icecapped, island-based mountains, or something like that.

    Sorry for reviving this topic, by the way. My reason for doing so is that I'm curious about the lack of discussion of the after-effects of the volcanic eruption. Here in Europe the air-traffic has been largely shut down for the past four days, due to the volcanic ashes in the air - they're considered hazardous to aircraft. Some 16,000-17,000 flights per day have been cancelled, and millions of travellers are stranded in the wrong place.

    It's probably the biggest topic for discussion in Europe right now (at least in the Northern parts), but I haven't seen many mentions of it on boards situated in North America, so I'm curious if the European air traffic situation is reported in North American media.
     
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    All UK flights are grounded until sometime tomorrow because of the ash cloud.
     
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    I know. I has no packages because of it.

    Iceland is having it's revenge after we bullied it because of the economy. ;) 
     
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    Couple of friends are stranded abroad.

    I say, "stranded". They've been put up by BA in a hotel in Dubai.

    Bastards.
     
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    Typical - as soon as I move away from Europe something interesting finally happens :lol 
     

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