Free WiFi on a UK train, plus an English lesson

Apparently, my English isn’t so good. For instance, when I read this article, I had no idea that GNER was a UK-based rail transportation entity. Even worse: when I saw the word "chuffed" in the article, all I could think of is how to describe a chimney sweep that fell down the shaft. "Did you hear about poor old Charlie? He leaned in too far and got chuffed!"

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Anyway, chuffed must mean "really excited" since GNER is providing free WiFi on a trial basis for their summer riders. Passengers simply enable WiFi on their mobile device, open a browser and GNER will do the rest. Each train is equipped with both a satellite dish and cellular antenna for 3G and GPRS connectivity, which is then routed as needed to the passengers throughout the train. Wow, if I had this kind of rig on my vehicle, I suppose I’d be chuffed too.

-kct

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