We are really polite to Canadians

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I really must shut my computer off. We are experiencing an Alberta Clipper. The power is going off and on. See how polite we are. This time of the year we have two possible major weather systems; they are the Alberta Clipper and the Oklahoma Hooker; Now how would Brian like to be called a hooker [I know, but BC is next to Alberta]. :o)

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), January 19, 2000


The hooker sounds warmer.

-- Steve Baxter (chicoqh@home.com), January 19, 2000.

Z., what you trying to start? What Country are you in? Ain't gonna happen here.

-- Infidels (at@borders.com), January 19, 2000.


Well at least you didn't refer to the (at least) two regular ladies from Alberta when saying this :o)

But then if we get dumped on a couple of inches of rain that is a "Pineapple Express" from Hawaii, and we say it is pissin out.

I am going to have to rethink that expression.

-- Brian (imager@home.com), January 19, 2000.

I worked in Birmingham, Alabama in 1964-65. When a cold wave would come down in wintertime, the papers called it a "Yankee Clipper"...

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), January 20, 2000.

And when it gets warm in Alberta, our weatherman often blames it on the "Idaho high".........Go figure huh..........

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), January 20, 2000.

Ya and here in Alberta we call them Siberian blast, or Moscow mess, or rain from the Washington wash machine.


-- justthinkin com (justthinkin@nomorey2k.com), January 20, 2000.

Thought an Alberta Clipper was a barber who lives near Sackatchenwanwhatever.........

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), January 20, 2000.

Hi all!

My life must be too boring:

We have Arctic Fronts (cold snaps), mid-winter Chinooks (western or southern warm winter breezes--same as Norwegion Foehns)and Pacific (warm southern) breezes...

Here's the temp. chart:

Very Hot (35Celcius +)

Hot (25C-35C)

Warm (10C-25C)

Cool (-10C-+10C)

Cold (-10C--25C)

Very Cold (-25C--40C)

Deep Cold (-40C+)

How does that rank against you all?

-- (Kurt.Borzel@gems8.gov.bc.ca), January 20, 2000.


Here is a Texan's view:

Very Hot (120F+) 

Hot (95F-119F) 

Warm (70F-94F) 

Cool (50F-69F) 

Cold (32F-49F) 

Very Cold (20F-31F) 

Deep Cold (below 20F) 

-- Possible Impact (posim@hotmail.com), January 20, 2000.

Robert A. Cook, it's just that kinda attitude that makes the rest of the world think Americans are self-centred and ignorant. I'm from "Sackatchenwanwhatever........." and have far too much dignity to say what we call Georginas with your "the rest of the entire planet doesn't matter" attitude.

-- Paranoia Will (Destroy_Y@BlackCopters.com), January 20, 2000.


What the heck are you trying to do? Get everyone hyped on Prince G. ? They will be rushing up there for the balmy weather :o)

-- Brian (imager@home.com), January 20, 2000.

As a former West Michigander I submit:

Michigan Conversion Chart:

60 above

New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.

Michigan people plant gardens.

50 above

Californians shiver uncontrollably.

Michigan people sunbathe.

40 above

Italian cars won't start.

Michigan people drive with the windows down.

32 above

Distilled water freezes.

Lake Michigan's water gets thicker.

20 above

Floridians wear coats, gloves and woolly hats.

Michigan people throw on a sweatshirt

15 above

New York landlords finally turn up the heat.

Michigan people have the last cook-out before it gets cold.


People in Miami cease to exist..

Michigan people lick the flagpole.

20 below

Californians fly away to Mexico.

Michigan people get out their winter coats.

40 below

Hollywood disintegrates.

Michigan's Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.

60 below

Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.

Michigan's Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

80 below

Mt. St. Helen's freezes.

Michigan people rent some videos.

100 below

Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.

Michigan people get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

297 below

Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.

Michigan cows complain of farmers with cold hands.

460 below

ALL atomic motion stops.

Michigan people start saying...."Cold 'nuff for ya?"

500 below

Hell freezes over.

The Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl.

-- justme (justme@myhouse.com), January 20, 2000.

To witch I can only reply "Oh Yeah?" 8<)

By the way, you misspelled "self-centered" as "self-centred" .....

..... But talking a things you can''t spell right, we were the ones who elected a guy named "Newt Gingrich" to Congress.


By the way, it got down to 28 (real degrees) last night - it was nice and clear, but entirely too cold to spend any lengthly time outside looking at the lunar eclipse.....might freeze again tonight. Sure hate when that happens. (Heating bill goes up too much when it gets this cold.)

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), January 21, 2000.

20 above

Floridians wear coats, gloves and woolly hats.

Hmm, last time it got down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit here in Gainesville (FL) I was riding my bicycle to work. In a lined field jacket with wool watch cap and wool-lined leather gloves, of course. We do have some sense, after all.

Michigan people throw on a sweatshirt

Heh! Michigan people drive to Florida! That's what they do. The number of cars with midwestern plates down here in the winter is unbelievable. Damn near more of them than Florida plates. Not, of course, that they can tolerate Florida summers or anything.


People in Miami cease to exist..

20 below

Californians fly away to Mexico.

Gosh, that's going to take a lot of power to run refrigeration plants to get the temperature down that low but I'm sure we'd gladly pay a surcharge on our power bills to accomplish such a worthy public service.


-- A.T. Hagan (athagan@netscape.net), January 21, 2000.

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