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Hysteria. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
wemyss
wemyss
Hysteria.
The Met Office, the Highways Agency, and the Environment Agency want to have a nice cuppa and a bit of a lie-down. I shall travel as and when I like: the farrier has come through, and my conveyances have frost-nails.

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eglantine_br From: eglantine_br Date: January 17th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you had a snow event?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: January 17th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

And that's another thing ...

... Ruddy silly names for winter weather in, God help us, Wintertide. Yes, it's to snow. And people are going mad.
eglantine_br From: eglantine_br Date: January 17th, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: And that's another thing ...

I say snow event laughing at myself, that is what they call it here, when they are telling everyone to 'panic now!!' I just call it snow.

A few years back we had so much snow you could not tell where the cars were, parked on the street. This year here has been very mild.

Still, there is plenty of money for plows and road salt, and everything. There is no reason to freak out every time.
nursedarry From: nursedarry Date: January 17th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
It'll just be the "wrong" kind of snow, anyway.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: January 17th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Isn't it always.

Madness.
blamebrampton From: blamebrampton Date: January 17th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That fluffy stuff can be deadly! (Still bitter about the whole Eurostar debacle, though Raitala and I did have fun escaping France.)

Wemyss, you take me back to my childhood and my grandfather saying, 'Oh, I'm not taking the car out in that. Brammers, grab your pony, you're off to the village.'

germankitty From: germankitty Date: January 18th, 2013 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
It's all a matter of perspective, anyway. One of my internet friends joined the US Diplomatic Corps/Foreign Service a few years ago, and was vastly amused when her co-trainees complained bitterly about two inches of snowfall around Washington, DC in January that year. Jacqui herself hails from notoriously snowy Minnesota, and her first overseas posting was to Belarus.

Two inches of snow to her simply didn't count. :)

(For the record, we had 10-15cm -- 4-5 inches, for the non-metrically inclined -- of snow here during the week, and I hate going out, much less driving. As much as I love living in a very urban, metropolitan area, there are certain drawbacks to it under some weather conditions. :P)
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: January 18th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Frost-nails? Does this mean "have been shod ideally for cold weather"?

Bugger the Met and all the rest, wimps that they are. Metaphorically, of course - no sane man could lower himself to the other (one saves that for attractive internet repairmen, doesn't one?).
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