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Things that fall out of the sky [Aug. 31st, 2015|04:39 pm]
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One day, I asked my Finnish teacher if it was true that her language had 30 different words for snow. She fixed me with her big, blinky eyes.

"No, you poor deluded fool," she sighed. "We Finns only have one word for ‘snow’. The trouble is, you English think that everything white that falls out of the sky is ‘snow’."

Jonathan Clements, Schoolgirl Milky Crisis


Similarly that cold wet stuff falling out of the sky right now cannot be rain, because the forecast told us that it would not rain north of Middlesbrough.

(I think I'd have noticed if they'd moved Middlesbrough.)
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2015-08-31 04:27 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the comment--headachy here, and posted it in wrong journal.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-08-31 05:06 pm (UTC)
You rescued it so fast I never saw it - so, (literally) no problem!
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2015-08-31 08:49 pm (UTC)
That's a very good story!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-09-02 08:25 am (UTC)
Hey, we talk about the weather. What'ya gonna do about it?
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[User Picture]From: gillpolack
2015-09-01 04:22 am (UTC)
Of course they moved Middlesbrough.

It's still winter here, even though it's spring. This is one of those seasonal turns that are refusing to happen.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-09-02 08:26 am (UTC)
Whereas here, it seems to be autumn (two weeks before I set off on my summer holiday...).
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-09-01 07:42 am (UTC)
Garden of Englandsville is unseasonably damp- very unseasonably damp indeed!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-09-02 08:26 am (UTC)
Nothing unseasonal about Bank Holiday rain!
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-09-02 11:47 am (UTC)
But fairly continuous rain for days either side on the other hand..........

Sun's finally back today! :o)
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