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Glaswegian Aug 18th 2004 8:50 pm

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by Corky
One thing about the cold weather is..........no bugs!! nothing to take pieces out of your flesh. They are all hibernating waiting to catch you the next summer!!

It wouldnt matter if the bugs were up and about - you probably have so little skin showing that the bugs would starve!

Corky Aug 18th 2004 8:58 pm

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by Glaswegian
It wouldnt matter if the bugs were up and about - you probably have so little skin showing that the bugs would starve!


Gee you are absolutely right. Although I seldom wear a hat and hate to wear a very heavy coat...oh the joys of living in the maritimes.

Grah Aug 18th 2004 10:43 pm

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Originally Posted by willmore
You must be living in Winnipeg to know the difference between the snow in Onario/Manitoba -

Your message is really funny!!!!


I am and thank you. :D

Glaswegian Aug 19th 2004 1:27 am

Re: who cold is cold
 
I prefer the snow in Alberta, I've tried winter in Ontario, it sucks.

willmore Aug 19th 2004 2:17 am

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I keep telling you.......different snow in the Prairies than in Ontario - really!!!!!


Originally Posted by Glaswegian
I prefer the snow in Alberta, I've tried winter in Ontario, it sucks.


Glaswegian Aug 19th 2004 2:19 am

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Originally Posted by willmore
I keep telling you.......different snow in the Prairies than in Ontario - really!!!!!

Don't tell me Bud, I've tried both :D

oceanMDX Aug 19th 2004 2:21 am

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by Glaswegian
I prefer the snow in Alberta, I've tried winter in Ontario, it sucks.

That's what I think, but the summers in Alberta suck - I prefer the summers in Ontario, but BC is even better.

willmore Aug 19th 2004 2:25 am

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Getting a little testy are we? I'm agreeing with you - the snow that you get on the Prairies is great compared to snow in Ontario.

The summer in Ontario are terrible - hot, humid (so much so the sheets are soaked at night), then there are the flies, misquities(?) mmm. and all the terrible pollution coming from the States. Yes, a great place to be in the summer!!!!


Originally Posted by oceanMDX
That's what I think, but the summers in Alberta suck - I prefer the summers in Ontario, but BC is even better.


oceanMDX Aug 19th 2004 2:28 am

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by willmore
Getting a little testy are we?


What???? :confused:

I enjoyed my summers (in Ontario) at the cottage right next to the lake. The air pollution is minimal where our cottage is located. Often in Alberta, during the summers, I nearly froze my butt off. A week ago I was there, the high was 53 deg F.

Glaswegian Aug 19th 2004 2:30 am

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by oceanMDX
That's what I think, but the summers in Alberta suck.

Eh?? Maybe for winter inhabitants of Mexico!!

For Brits, Alberta is great - it doesn't get too hot or humid like Ontario!!

Alberta is relatively cool and dry in the summer!!

oceanMDX Aug 19th 2004 2:35 am

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by Glaswegian
Eh?? Maybe for winter inhabitants of Mexico!!

For Brits, Alberta is great - it doesn't get too hot or humid like Ontario!!

Alberta is relatively cool and dry in the summer!!

I've seen the summers in Alberta so cool and wet that aphids were everywhere in the hundreds of billions. One summer I don't think that the temp. reached 80 deg F. once. Having to wear a jacket at 2:00 pm in mid-July is too much for me.

Glaswegian Aug 19th 2004 2:38 am

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by oceanMDX
I've seen the summers in Alberta so cool and wet that aphids were everywhere in the hundreds of billions. One summer I don't think that the temp. reached 80 deg F. once.

How many summers have you spent here?

Coming from Glasgow, 80F is pretty good!! If the west of Scotland had 27C for most of the summer, we were happy.

willmore Aug 19th 2004 2:40 am

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Sorry - that "testy comment was directed towards the stat's prof.

Well, yes, I admit I enjoyed spending many summers at summer cottages near Parry Sound and it was beautiful - but I was referring to summers in the Waterloo Region.


Originally Posted by oceanMDX
What???? :confused:

I enjoyed my summers (in Ontario) at the cottage right next to the lake. The air pollution is minimal where our cottage is located. Often in Alberta, during the summers, I nearly froze my butt off. A week ago I was there, the high was 53 deg F.


oceanMDX Aug 19th 2004 2:41 am

Re: who cold is cold
 

Originally Posted by Glaswegian
How many summers have you spent here?

Coming from Glasgow, 80F is pretty good!! If the west of Scotland had 27C for most of the summer, we were happy.

I lived 7 years in Edmonton, plus another 8 years in Red Deer. On average the summers were too short and cool for me. I could take the winters, but I didn't care for the summers.

Yes, Ontario does have a problem with air pollution and high humidity, but at least it always got nice and warm - except for the last 2 years.

Glaswegian Aug 19th 2004 2:47 am

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Originally Posted by willmore
Sorry - that "testy comment was directed towards the stat's prof.

No idea what I did to deserve that :cool:


Originally Posted by oceanDMX
On average the summers were too short and cool for me.

All things are relative and depend on your experience - 27C would be bloody warm in Glasgow.
I remember one summer in Leicester it got to 37C for a couple of days - the place pretty much shut down.
Depends on what you're used to - let's not get subjective here :D


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