# Logic/Grammar question

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# Logic/Grammar question

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1. ### WestsideSogdiana

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Dec 18, 2004
Guantanamo bay
I will use the following diagram with the colour coding:

When we (red dot) were approaching a set of traffic lights (red intersection), my dad said to turn left at "the second traffic light". I did not turn at the green ones, but waited until the blue ones. He went crazy and punched me. When he said "second traffic" light at our position, would it be correct to say the green one is the one he was talking about or the blue one? Thanks in advance.

2. ### Joe88[λ]

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Jan 6, 2008
since the red intersection was not passed yet, then yes the green would be the second

3. ### GoliRPG

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Jul 16, 2008
Green one.
It depends on which one you consider the first one, logic says the first would be the red one.

4. ### soulxGBAtemp Legend

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Apr 4, 2009

You're incorrect. Well, that's my take on it. It's a bit much for your dad to punch you, though.

5. ### WestsideSogdiana

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Dec 18, 2004
Guantanamo bay
Damn it... lol, I hate it when the old man is correct. Of course, it is a bit much that he did this since I'm a 21 year old dude...

6. ### SlyakinSee ya suckers

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Oct 15, 2008
Soviet Slyakin
Unfortunately, you ARE incorrect.

LOL, my dad hits me with a belt and I'm still in high school. :/

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Aug 23, 2009

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Nov 3, 2002
Green one.

9. ### EpicJunglestop browbeating me can't you see i'm sexy

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Aug 28, 2009
Well, you were approaching the stoplight, so it would be your first.
The green one would be the second one...

10. ### Raikauguu

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Sep 15, 2008
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I'm interested to know how you came to the conclusion that the blue light was the 2nd one. No matter how I look at the diagram, at your current position the green one is the definitely the 2nd.

11. ### FAST6191Techromancer

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Nov 21, 2005
I could possibly apply such logic to a roundabout depending on the timing (if indeed it was too late to legally/safely turn into the "first" after your entrance) but an intersection I can not get to.

On the other hand you might be able to claim a similar logic to the first floor/ground floor disparity between English dialects (immediate and ground floor) but I have never seen language used in such a manner when it comes to driving.

12. ### WestsideSogdiana

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Dec 18, 2004
Guantanamo bay
The intersection that I was approaching was not possible to make a safe turn in, because we were at a 70km/h zone while I was about a meter from the lights.

13. ### ProtoKun7GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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Jan 3, 2009
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Yep, definitely green.

Let's make you feel even worse by continuing to reiterate!

14. ### Shinigami357Current "give a fuck" level: Honey Badger

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Jul 29, 2010
green would be the second one. unless the red one didn't have a traffic light.0/[

15. ### Blood FetishQuis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Nov 3, 2002
Assuming you start counting from one, the green would be the second light.