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What has p*ssed you off today...part II

Old Jun 21st 2019, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
I got the opposite in the UK. "How will you cope with the cold, being from Australia?!". Used to confuse the hell out of people when I told them I preferred cold weather to hot.
I'm in Sydney this week and have had all the jokes about how I must be used to the chilly weather and that the 8 degrees it was this morning is equivalent to an English summer etc etc.

I remind the kind folks that it's 43 degrees in Dubai at the moment and I haven't felt 8 degrees since Christmas in Blighty.

What's even funnier is despite all the weather chat and how shit the English weather is......these idiots had a car shown on national news yesterday because it was frosty.
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Old Jun 21st 2019, 7:31 am
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What's even funnier is despite all the weather chat and how shit the English weather is......these idiots had a car shown on national news yesterday because it was frosty.
Did they crack an egg open on it to see if it would freeze?

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Old Jun 21st 2019, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
I got the opposite in the UK. "How will you cope with the cold, being from Australia?!". Used to confuse the hell out of people when I told them I preferred cold weather to hot.
I prefer cool temps to hot, I don't understand how anyone can like hot weather, when its pushing 26 here, I am ready to go inside to some a/c building and not leave...lol

That said I don't like super cold weather, which is why I stay in coastal BC, pretty much everywhere else in Canada has too extreme of temps both winter and summer, ON I spent 1 month of a summer there, yep so not for me, too hot and too humid.

I get a fair amount of, oh the snow must be hard for you when people find out I am from San Diego, I am like nope, I love the snow.
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Old Jun 21st 2019, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
What is it with THAT phrase?????? Yes it was cold in the north-west of England but it's a different type of cold because it's not coming straight from the Antarctic. Plus the majority of buildings are heated in England etc.!!!!
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
I got the opposite in the UK. "How will you cope with the cold, being from Australia?!". Used to confuse the hell out of people when I told them I preferred cold weather to hot.
That surprises me to be honest & I do think it is rather rude then. I worked and lived with all manner of folk from all over the world and it would never have occurred to me , my family or my pals to even comment.

Is that an Up North thing perhaps? *not so sure*

Anyway. Sometimes it hacks me off big-time. Do I look like I arrived all frost bitten and grey gloomy cloud weary ? I mean - Really! himself picked this lace to try to match the good weather I was used to.
I now live in the land of the long white cloud. It is called that for a reason. Bluddy weather.

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Old Jun 21st 2019, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
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That surprises me to be honest & I do think it is rather rude then. I worked and lived with all manner of folk from all over the world and it would never have occurred to me , my family or my pals to even comment.

Is that an Up North thing perhaps? *not so sure*
To be honest BEVS I never found it rude at all, it was just friendly people making conversation.
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Old Jun 21st 2019, 8:04 am
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I prefer cool temps to hot, I don't understand how anyone can like hot weather, when its pushing 26 here, I am ready to go inside to some a/c building and not leave...lol

That said I don't like super cold weather, which is why I stay in coastal BC, pretty much everywhere else in Canada has too extreme of temps both winter and summer, ON I spent 1 month of a summer there, yep so not for me, too hot and too humid.

I get a fair amount of, oh the snow must be hard for you when people find out I am from San Diego, I am like nope, I love the snow.
We must be unusual JS I'm not long back from Thailand and the heat nearly killed me! My husband, who's a Brit, loved it.
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Did they crack an egg open on it to see if it would freeze?
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Old Jun 21st 2019, 8:44 am
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Before moving here I used to get quite a bit of "I know that the Brits invented rain, but why do they always test the new batches in Belgium?"


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Old Jun 21st 2019, 9:29 am
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We must be unusual JS I'm not long back from Thailand and the heat nearly killed me! My husband, who's a Brit, loved it.
Just came to the UK from 'heat' in India, OH finds heat unpleasant--(particularly when power failure and no fans!) but he also gets chilblains if in UK in winter-----poor circulation!!
Just received a 'mail' from S in law in Pune---"UK has 'stolen' our monsoon".
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Old Jun 21st 2019, 9:37 am
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Just came to the UK from 'heat' in India, OH finds heat unpleasant--(particularly when power failure and no fans!) but he also gets chilblains if in UK in winter-----poor circulation!!
Just received a 'mail' from S in law in Pune---"UK has 'stolen' our monsoon".
Your poor OH, he's in trouble either way! I'm sure the UK would be happy to give the monsoon back My sun-loving niece in Liverpool despairs of seeing the sun this year.
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I prefer cool temps to hot, I don't understand how anyone can like hot weather, when its pushing 26 here, I am ready to go inside to some a/c building and not leave...lol
This made me chuckle. 26 is the perfect temperature to me, not cold (that's <20c) and not hot (>34c).
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
This made me chuckle. 26 is the perfect temperature to me, not cold (that's <20c) and not hot (>34c).
Today we are forecast for 35c with a heat index of 40+. I love it hot. I can do without the 98% humidity though.
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..."You'll be used to that where you come from"...
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I get that too. "Oh this must be warm for you being from Canada"....
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I got the opposite in the UK. "How will you cope with the cold, being from Australia?!". ...
My Canadian wife grew up believing London was permanently foggy and rainy before she met me.
And that Russia was always cold.

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We may have snow on Sunday...
That's just not fair. We're going to get lots of lovely rain, that is much more preferable to snow.
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I have just never been a fan of the heat, when its hot, I have little energy, can feel physically unwell, its just not a good feeling, by 34, I am not going outside unless 100% necessary lol

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This made me chuckle. 26 is the perfect temperature to me, not cold (that's <20c) and not hot (>34c).
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