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#100771 - 04/28/03 06:50 PM Re: Note for newcomers
Faldage Offline
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used for other places too

I've lived in Chicago, Boston, Flagstaff, Southern California and Upstate New York. I think Southern California is the only one of those where it wasn't used.


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#100772 - 04/28/03 09:02 PM Re: Note for newcomers
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In Michigan we say "Don't like the weather? Wait a minute."


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#100773 - 04/28/03 09:05 PM Re: Note for newcomers
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>In Michigan we say "Don't like the weather? Wait a minute."

Shirley, you stole that from Minnesota, The Theater of Seasons.


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#100774 - 04/28/03 09:21 PM Re: Note for newcomers
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Don't call me Shirley . Heck, I don't know where we got it from, I just know that's what we say


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#100775 - 04/29/03 02:50 AM Re: Note for newcomers
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In the Orkneys I used to hear, "Don't like the weather? Turn and look the other way."


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#100776 - 04/29/03 03:01 AM Weather
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Y'all with the predisposition could LIU. But my feeling is this was from Mark Twain characterizing the weather in New England.


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#100777 - 04/29/03 09:03 AM Re: Weather
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Dear AS: I also remember Mark Twain saying it about New England. But no assurance it was
original with him, nor original in New England. A lot of oldtime Yankees thought east wind
likely to bring cold and rain. One in my home town believed it so firmly he stayed in bed a week
when some kids hitched a string to his weathervane to keep it pointing East.


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#100778 - 04/29/03 03:03 PM Re: Weather
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The weather forecast in Dunedin, New Zealand, used to go something like "if you can see Mt Cargill it's going to rain. If you can't, well, that's because it's raining."

It was pretty accurate, too.


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#100779 - 05/08/03 02:27 PM Re: Note for newcomers
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I appreciated reading this. In the flush of excitement at discovering a web forum where I might actually belong, I PM'd several online folks and included a request to chat on ICQ. Now I feel sort of embarrassed, since it's true that most chatrooms rival the court of Caligula in sheer depravity. Yet that is only the [majority] CONTENT, not the FORM of netconferencing. Anyway, if y'all get to know me, you'll see that I am a websafe person (thus the nick, a play on the term "websafe palette"). Cheers!


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#100780 - 05/08/03 02:49 PM Re: Note for newcomers
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Once again, welcome, websafe. Have fun here.


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