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Old 04-18-2013, 05:34 AM   #9831
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Ah, I see. They would still call it a pint even if it was only close in metric. The Brits still use miles per hour, I think. We don't.

It is kinda funny. I buy food by the kilograms and weigh myself in pounds. I measure most stuff in metres and centimetres, but I measure myself in feet and inches.
Spike and I watch a number of BBC imports. We are always learning new words. What my son forgets is that those words are the ones his father used. All my kids wore nappys. It took me a few months of being married to him to learn to really hear what he was saying. He was born and raised in the Lakes District right near the border with Scotland. So he also had a few Scottish ones that he would throw in there. I swear he used to do it just to confuse me. He had a Scottish accent more than an English one. The friends of my kids loved to come in and hear him talk. I have forgotten so many of his words for different items. Of course my favorite thing to yell at him was, "Speak English please!" My youngest daughter was just learning to talk when her father was injured at work. He stayed home and I went to work. So she learned to talk from him. With a Scottish brogue. She could roll her R's with the best of them.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:31 AM   #9832
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We were awakened at 4 AM this morn by extreme thunder, lightening, hail, and nonstop rain, and it won't quit. Beagle HATES getting wet. A balmy 41 F. And oh goody, we get a repeat tomorrow.
It could be 24F like it is here and be snow...they keep telling us we will get snow or rain, but it keeps missing us. I guess winter, minus the snow finally found us and the wind has been horrendous. Had a dust devil outside the windows at work yesterday.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:18 PM   #9833
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Lots of flooding around here, thankfuly our basement is OK so far. We got up to 61F , and the rain continued. 37 now. Snow tomorrow. Oh joy oh rapture.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #9834
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Lots of flooding around here, thankfuly our basement is OK so far. We got up to 61F , and the rain continued. 37 now. Snow tomorrow. Oh joy oh rapture.
Need a boat? Rubber Boots? Stay dry! Hugs!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:48 PM   #9835
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Need a boat? Rubber Boots? Stay dry! Hugs!
Thanks PF, I actually have 'em all! Worried about some friends who don't....
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:44 AM   #9836
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Very cool tonight, 11c right now at 8.15pm brrrrr
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I hope you keep dry Dawg.

It's 12 C (54F) and going up to 23 C (73 F)! Yesterday was rainy and icky chilly.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #9838
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Cool, windy, overcast, rainy. Yuck!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #9839
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Icky. A cold, very windy, sometimes rainy 41F, and this is late April??!? It even tried to snow. Drove around a bit, saw lots of carpet being pulled from homes, and the road along the river is closed due to flooding.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #9840
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That's what it is here, too, Dawg, (did I see someone call you Dawn?).
The temps must have fallen 25 degrees today. This morning I was out in a T shirt, by noon I had grabbed a sweatshirt and by three my Fall jacket. Hard to believe it was 80 yesterday. And the wind darn near folded up my golf umbrella!!!
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