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Hove petrol station filled with smoke following suspected burglary

The Argus: Hove petrol station filled with smoke following suspected intruder Hove petrol station filled with smoke following suspected intruder

A petrol station was filled with smoke after a suspected intruder made it inside the closed shop.

The burglar alarm system at Hove Train Station's Esso petrol station releases smoke when activated by an intruder.

Firefigters from both Hove and Preston Circus rushed to the scene shortly before 5am on Sunday morning (February 9).

Police arrived minutes later. It is unclear if anything was taken.

Anyone with information should call Sussex Police on 101.

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11:06am Sun 9 Feb 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Why this trend to replace the traditional English expression "Railway Station' with this American? expression "Train Station".
Why this trend to replace the traditional English expression "Railway Station' with this American? expression "Train Station". ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Minion says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Why this trend to replace the traditional English expression "Railway Station' with this American? expression "Train Station".
In an attempt to answer your question... American English is all over the internet, movies and TV. Each generation becomes more and more exposed to it, the more you're exposed to certain words the more likely you are to use them, that's how people learn languages and it's how languages develop.

I'm British and I had no idea that "train station" is American and "railway station" is British. As a result of my exposure to English spoken by people from other European countries (who sometimes learn American English) and English I've read in books and on the internet, and of course heard in movies and on TV, it just seems like "railway station" is an old fashioned term because I read and hear "train station" more often, perhaps it's the same for the author.
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Why this trend to replace the traditional English expression "Railway Station' with this American? expression "Train Station".[/p][/quote]In an attempt to answer your question... American English is all over the internet, movies and TV. Each generation becomes more and more exposed to it, the more you're exposed to certain words the more likely you are to use them, that's how people learn languages and it's how languages develop. I'm British and I had no idea that "train station" is American and "railway station" is British. As a result of my exposure to English spoken by people from other European countries (who sometimes learn American English) and English I've read in books and on the internet, and of course heard in movies and on TV, it just seems like "railway station" is an old fashioned term because I read and hear "train station" more often, perhaps it's the same for the author. Minion
  • Score: 3

12:10pm Sun 9 Feb 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Does anyone say I'm catching a railway train - no because it would sound daft and so does calling a train station anything but that.

I'm not young but I think it is perfectly acceptable to shorten things if they make more sense and save being too long winded because no one wants to be long winded in this day and age!
Does anyone say I'm catching a railway train - no because it would sound daft and so does calling a train station anything but that. I'm not young but I think it is perfectly acceptable to shorten things if they make more sense and save being too long winded because no one wants to be long winded in this day and age! getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -4

12:45pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

Minion wrote:
ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Why this trend to replace the traditional English expression "Railway Station' with this American? expression "Train Station".
In an attempt to answer your question... American English is all over the internet, movies and TV. Each generation becomes more and more exposed to it, the more you're exposed to certain words the more likely you are to use them, that's how people learn languages and it's how languages develop.

I'm British and I had no idea that "train station" is American and "railway station" is British. As a result of my exposure to English spoken by people from other European countries (who sometimes learn American English) and English I've read in books and on the internet, and of course heard in movies and on TV, it just seems like "railway station" is an old fashioned term because I read and hear "train station" more often, perhaps it's the same for the author.
Perhaps I can get to go to the train station near me sometime soon.
[quote][p][bold]Minion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Why this trend to replace the traditional English expression "Railway Station' with this American? expression "Train Station".[/p][/quote]In an attempt to answer your question... American English is all over the internet, movies and TV. Each generation becomes more and more exposed to it, the more you're exposed to certain words the more likely you are to use them, that's how people learn languages and it's how languages develop. I'm British and I had no idea that "train station" is American and "railway station" is British. As a result of my exposure to English spoken by people from other European countries (who sometimes learn American English) and English I've read in books and on the internet, and of course heard in movies and on TV, it just seems like "railway station" is an old fashioned term because I read and hear "train station" more often, perhaps it's the same for the author.[/p][/quote]Perhaps I can get to go to the train station near me sometime soon. Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Sun 9 Feb 14

campotolox says...

Think you lot should get a life!!
Think you lot should get a life!! campotolox
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Sun 9 Feb 14

campotolox says...

Nothing about the place that was brocken into by scum,just about words?say it again get a life,ooooooh what did i spell wrong?
Nothing about the place that was brocken into by scum,just about words?say it again get a life,ooooooh what did i spell wrong? campotolox
  • Score: -5

3:11pm Sun 9 Feb 14

gazza690_0 says...

campotolox wrote:
Nothing about the place that was brocken into by scum,just about words?say it again get a life,ooooooh what did i spell wrong?
Broken..............
.....
[quote][p][bold]campotolox[/bold] wrote: Nothing about the place that was brocken into by scum,just about words?say it again get a life,ooooooh what did i spell wrong?[/p][/quote]Broken.............. ..... gazza690_0
  • Score: 2

3:56pm Sun 9 Feb 14

campotolox says...

thought would catch one muppit!!
thought would catch one muppit!! campotolox
  • Score: -3

4:25pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Dave At Home says...

Did Trumpton really get there before Plod did?
Did Trumpton really get there before Plod did? Dave At Home
  • Score: -2

7:40pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Minion says...

campotolox wrote:
Think you lot should get a life!!
When I start care about what anonymous users on the internet should or shouldn't be discussing, I'll know that my life is as exciting as yours.
[quote][p][bold]campotolox[/bold] wrote: Think you lot should get a life!![/p][/quote]When I start care about what anonymous users on the internet should or shouldn't be discussing, I'll know that my life is as exciting as yours. Minion
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Minion says...

*caring
*caring Minion
  • Score: -2

8:26pm Sun 9 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

campotolox wrote:
Think you lot should get a life!!
said the person who repeatedly came back to post........
[quote][p][bold]campotolox[/bold] wrote: Think you lot should get a life!![/p][/quote]said the person who repeatedly came back to post........ All 9 of me
  • Score: 0

8:55pm Sun 9 Feb 14

FatherTed11 says...

Ooohh another fire engine pic. Love the fire engine pics...
Ooohh another fire engine pic. Love the fire engine pics... FatherTed11
  • Score: 3

9:12pm Sun 9 Feb 14

gazza690_0 says...

campotolox wrote:
thought would catch one muppit!!
Muppet...
[quote][p][bold]campotolox[/bold] wrote: thought would catch one muppit!![/p][/quote]Muppet... gazza690_0
  • Score: 3

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