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Oct
27
comment Why are prices published without tax in the US?
This isn't specific to San Francisco. This is basically the way prices work everywhere in the USA.
Mar
3
comment How to get from downtown Los Angeles to Disneyland and back without a car?
Welcome to America, where decent public-transport services are for Commies (and parts of the east-coast).
Aug
26
comment How can I translate medicines?
@Mark Mayo - Yeah, one of the reasons I chose my username is the intrinsic paradox.
Aug
26
comment How can I translate medicines?
The chemical names can vary too! For example, what I call Acetaminophen, other places call Paracetamol. Really, the chemical name is "N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethanamide", but no one uses that.
Aug
26
comment How can I translate medicines?
@Remou - The meaning of "Drugs" is regional (and I've made myself look like a fool by not knowing this). In my experience (America, south-west coast), "drugs" used in isolation has a slight negative connotation, but it is perfectly applicable for legal medication. In fact, one of the common terms for a Pharmacy is "Drugstore". OTOH, in some places in Europe, it almost exclusively means illegal narcotics. It's probably safer to fall-back to "Medications", but don't be surprised if a doctor asks you "Are you taking any drugs", and expects you to include Tylenol (Acetaminophen).