What does the road sign mean? Ettevaatust, kaks muhku teel? – Attention, two bumps in the road ahead? Or brace yourself for a kraater? It actually means be ready for anything; rough roads, i.e surprises ahead. Surprises that were not there yesterday. In this case, a trio of potholes in the alfaldist tee/kate (asphalt pavement or road surface), which looks to be just the right size to swallow your tire perfectly and give you a terrific jolt, i.e. the term löök/auk – "strike hole". Photo: Riina KindlamLöökauk
Laupäev, 09 Veebruar 2013 00:53
Riina Kindlam - Estonian Life No. 6 2013
"I wonder how deep that pothole (löök/auk)
is and whether my ratas
(wheel) will fit in it?" Actually, rarely do you have time for such prolonged reflection on a dark, wet, slick thoroughfare. You simply clutch the rool
(wheel), keep your eyes peeled for any darker patches and do your best to avoid them. Luckily not all winter, just in times of sula
(thaw) and there have been two such periods this winter in Eesti; perfect for breeding potholes nagu seeni pärast vihma
– like mushrooms after the rain.
Did you know that holes yawn? (Nad haigutavad.)
They do in Estonian.
Loe edasi: Tänavalt. From the street.