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Policeman caught me doing ninety



tachitorres
Albania

Policeman caught me doing ninety
 
When singing a song with some of my students I came across this sentences "Policeman caught me doing ninety" and I don ´t know what it really means. Can anyone out there help me? Thanks a lot for your help and have a great day.

17 Jan 2013      



douglas
United States

It means I was driving 90 miles per hour and a policeman stopped me for exceeding the speed limit.   90mph--is WAY over the speed limit in the USA and you can lose your license for driving that fast.

17 Jan 2013     



tachitorres
Albania

Thanks a lot.

17 Jan 2013     



yanogator
United States

Douglas, you answered that like a man with experience!
 
BruceWink

17 Jan 2013     



Jayho
Australia

Or it could be 90kmh which is nowhere near as fast as 90mph but still is probably over the speed limit in most residential areas

17 Jan 2013     



douglas
United States

>Bruce-Luckily I ´ve never been caught at those speeds in the USA.  I ´ve caught myself there, but luckily noticed on time (it happens when you ´ve been driving the Autobahns for so many years and suddenly are crossing the desert somewhere in the good ole USA).

17 Jan 2013     



libertybelle
United States

I bet it was kilometers!

They use both in the UK
(miles and kilometers)

17 Jan 2013     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I got caught (get this!) three consecutive mornings by the same new camera, doing 34 on a dual carriageway, with no one else around at 6.30 a.m. I was fined £60 a go and had 9 points on my licence. It is a disgrace in this country, just a way of raising extra tax. In terms of traffic controls and such like, we go by miles. 

17 Jan 2013     



douglas
United States

Being as how Bowling For Soup originated in Wichita Falls, Texas (my dad used to live there), I ´m pretty sure they are referring to miles per hour in their song "No Hablo Ingles".
 

18 Jan 2013     



Jayho
Australia

... but, if they originally hail from just over the border, it could be kph ... No Hablo Ingles

18 Jan 2013     



douglas
United States

..but being typical "white boy" Americans, they very possibly don ´t even know if a kilometer is more or less than a mile Ouch.
 
<<Note: I am a "white boy" American--there is no racism intended here.>>

18 Jan 2013