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#84491 - 04/04/03 05:39 PM Re: precipataion
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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In reply to:

(what they call the three seasons varries-sometimes wet,dry and winter, sometimes winter, mud and summer)



up heayah, we got nine months a' winter, and three months a' damn poor sleddin'...

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#84492 - 04/04/03 09:23 PM Re: precipataion
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Jackie
No churlishness noted, here's my three answers :
The rain on the prairies tends to come in downpours which are over soon. In Vancouver the rain can mizzle and drizzle and sprinkle and spit all day. (but when the sun shines the whole place sparkles!)
About the term fannydragger. I lived in England for a while and was told not to use the term fannypack (brit bum bag) as fanny was a rude word for a slightly different portion of the female anatomy. In fact there was nearly a fist fight when a well meaning US'n said it to the female half of an young English couple.
I sympathise about the computer. I don't have one at all except at work and they turn off the heat at 6PM. Now I'm going to stop typing and go home [shiver e]


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#84493 - 04/04/03 10:05 PM Now that's a storm
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 2636
Loc: Caribbean
We had a thunderstorm roll through here earlier that was a real beauty. At one point the thunder rumbled so loud and so long it sounded more like a train going through a long tunnel and I could feel it vibrate the whole house from my second story nest. What would you call that? As far as I know, it wasn't a tornado.


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#84494 - 04/07/03 07:57 PM Re: Now that's a storm
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I'm not sure whether /weather I'd call it terrifying or exilerating!


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#84495 - 04/08/03 05:11 AM Re: Now that's a storm
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
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I love thunder storms. To me, they are totally exhilarating, especially if the lightning is visible.
One of my most enduring memories is standing one summer night on the east end of the "White Cliffs of Dover", watching a thunder and lightning storm out over the English channel. It was na intense storm that lasted for nearly half-an-hour (a long time for such things, over here) with almost continuous lightning. It was like November the Fifth!


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#84496 - 04/08/03 01:34 PM Re: Now that's a storm
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 555
Rhuby, your post brought to mind, a poem I love and enjoy. You might like it too.
http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Canyon/3778/Anthology/Dover.html


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#84497 - 04/08/03 07:32 PM Re: Now that's a storm
Zed Offline
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The most dramatic storm I remember started with big, fat raindrops coming down while I was waterskiing. Then we heard thunder back in the hills around the lake. I thought "lightning hits the tallest thing around. That would be me, standing here in the middle of the lake with my feet in water!" We headed for shore. Half an hour later we could see lighning arcing down to the surface of the lake about a kilometer away.


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#84498 - 04/09/03 03:16 AM Re: Now that's a storm
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Yes, that is a lovely poem, maahey. It's years since I last thought of it and have usually just seen the last verse quoted - totally out of context, of course!

Arnold isn't one of my top favourites, but of all his work, that is probably the one that appeals to me most.

Thank you for reminding me of it.


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#84499 - 04/09/03 09:54 AM Re: Now that's a storm
vanguard Offline
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Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 87
Loc: Ohio
maahey - thanks for posting the poem. My church choir is doing this very piece for our spring program. Seeing the poem this way has made me appreciate the words much more (sometimes when rehearsing the music gets in the way of the meaning - too busy working on notes to make sense of it!)
You erudite folks did this earlier with the knitting thread when of troy was asking about clocks - someone (I forget, sorry) posted the verse from "The Nightmare Song" about black socks with gold clocks. Well, my choir was working on that piece just then as well! So I got to explain to all of them about clocks on socks. Pretty neat and what I'd call a real cooincidence!

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#84500 - 04/09/03 06:24 PM Re: Now that's a storm
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It sounds like it would be lovely with music.


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