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Old 13th November 2019, 16:54
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Re: Belgian Place Names - Lille or Rijsel?

Car drivers beware if you're travelling on Belgian motorways (highways). In French-speaking areas the big French city of Lille is Lille. In the flemish areas it's… Rijsel! (Nobody knows this name except Flemish people). No turist from abroad including Japan, the USA, China, Spain, Italy, the UK etc. has a chance to understand. Suddenly Lille disappears from the road signs, later i'ts back, disappears again etc. I wonder how many car crashes and fatalities this stupidity has caused and is still causing. This is a good example of fanatism by morons and the consequences.