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(Daily Mail)   Loch Ness is frozen over, so Brits have to point and say "cor" at 17-foot snowman   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 51
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2009-01-08 06:31:38 PM
i12.photobucket.com

Cor Chief!
 
2009-01-08 08:01:51 PM
Seriously submitter, even if you didn't RTFA, nothing in those photos suggested to you that they weren't taken in 2009 ?

CrankMyBlueSax: FTFA: "sub-Antarctic temperatures of -10C"

That works out to 14 F. What a bunch of pansies.


Hyperbole ? In the Daily Wail ? No wai !
 
2009-01-08 08:47:11 PM
unlabeled meat: Cor Chief!

Oddly, Penfold was my first thought too.
 
2009-01-08 08:48:33 PM
Ummm That was in like 1960 something... Ummmm ya
 
2009-01-08 08:49:44 PM
Poor, poor Nessie...
 
2009-01-08 08:50:51 PM
Is it just me or is that snowman pic just screaming for a photoshop contest?

/do not want rugbyjock's version
 
2009-01-08 08:51:45 PM
1963 what long wait to get a green light.
 
2009-01-08 08:54:03 PM
I was confused by how stylishly everybody was dressed.
 
2009-01-08 08:55:41 PM
www.26pigs.com

"Cor Blimey!"
 
2009-01-08 09:01:46 PM
Brits? Could have sword Loch Ness was in Scotland.
 
2009-01-08 09:01:56 PM
14 F? Don't get me wrong, I think that's cold, but sometimes I get up to go to work in 3 F weather. I know multitudes of Farkers will call me a softy for complaining, but I don't like cold weather (and some won't even call it cold). I'd stick with a nice Charleston climate if I could, even though I'd have to deal with snakes, alligators, large bugs, etc...

/People should not complain when the yearly range in temps is 40 F degrees.
//leave that to the people who get upwards of 100 degrees in the temp range.
 
2009-01-08 09:06:02 PM
So if "math" is a truncation in American English and "maths" is a contraction in British English, why isn't there an apostrophe to denote the contraction?

And why stop at "maths"?

Shouldn't it be 17fts Snowman? There's more than one foot in there.

/And your little queen too!
 
2009-01-08 09:07:04 PM
Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Brits? Could have sword Loch Ness was in Scotland.

Which is part of Britain.

(Great) Britain = England, Scotland, Wales.
United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Island
British Isles = Great Britain, Ireland + the assorted islands dotted round the edge (Isle of Man etc)
 
2009-01-08 09:11:33 PM
That's a sorry ass snowman, I will go with one that did not melt in 1963.

i221.photobucket.com
 
2009-01-08 09:13:47 PM
What does a Canadian say when the temperature drops to -30?
'I may have to wear a hat.'

Stop complaining, you sissies.
 
2009-01-08 09:14:09 PM
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: So if "math" is a truncation in American English and "maths" is a contraction in British English, why isn't there an apostrophe to denote the contraction?

And why stop at "maths"?

Shouldn't it be 17fts Snowman? There's more than one foot in there.

Maths
isn't a contraction (though, amusingly, isn't is)*. Maths is just a shortening of mathematics.

Ft is an abbreviation for both feet and foot, so 17feet works :-)

*By amusing, I mean not really, but it's late and I'm tired.
 
2009-01-08 09:16:06 PM
Scientifically speaking, I would assume this is due to Climate Change.
 
2009-01-08 09:17:09 PM
i24.photobucket.com
 
2009-01-08 09:19:46 PM
AlwaysRightBoy: That's a sorry ass snowman, I will go with one that did not melt in 1963.

OMG, I just realized that I posted Child Porn, that kid is giving Mr. SnowyHappyFace a handjorb.
/I'm really sorry
 
2009-01-08 09:31:53 PM
So, Nessie's in an ice cube now?.
 
2009-01-08 09:34:13 PM
Is it just me or is everything a pissing contest with the American farkers on here?

"You think THAT'S cold? You should come to "
"You call THAT a murder rate? You should come to "
"You call THAT a knife? THIS is a knife"

OK - maybe not that last one - but you get the point.
 
2009-01-08 09:38:54 PM
FTFA : sub-Antarctic temperatures of -10C + Outside my door : - 14C

= Man up you Nancy boys
 
2009-01-08 09:42:07 PM
2009 is the new 1963 huh subby?
 
2009-01-08 09:42:51 PM
Midnight_Sun: Is it just me or is everything a pissing contest with the American farkers on here?

"You think THAT'S cold? You should come to "
"You call THAT a murder rate? You should come to "
"You call THAT a knife? THIS is a knife"

OK - maybe not that last one - but you get the point.


You call that a complaint? You should come to where I work if you want to hear real complaining.
 
2009-01-08 10:02:54 PM
A 45 year old story which doesn't mention Loch Ness. Great work there subby.
 
2009-01-08 10:08:25 PM
Midnight_Sun: Is it just me or is everything a pissing contest with the American farkers on here?

"You think THAT'S cold? You should come to "
"You call THAT a murder rate? You should come to "
"You call THAT a knife? THIS is a knife"

OK - maybe not that last one - but you get the point.


Nothing like a good glass of Château de Chasselas, eh, Josiah?
 
2009-01-08 10:09:08 PM
Rebus: What does a Canadian say when the temperature drops to -30?
'I may have to wear a hat.'

Stop complaining, you sissies.


THIS, TOTALLY THIS. And what di bumboclaat does "Cor" mean?
 
2009-01-08 10:09:22 PM
*sigh* I can't find my pic. But this is what happens when you don't give up tree fitty to Ness.
 
2009-01-08 10:14:38 PM
John Paul Jones: unlabeled meat: Cor Chief!

Oddly, Penfold was my first thought too.


Same here. I usually am a little surprised when I get beaten to the (lame) punch around here, but this time I am REALLY surprised.

Oh well:

www.jonny.org.uk
CRRRRRRRUMBS, Chief!
 
2009-01-08 10:22:48 PM
If there are Englishmen involved, the snowman has been sodomized already.

Brokeback Island, for real.
 
2009-01-08 10:27:25 PM
LOL 14 degrees.
 
2009-01-08 10:30:20 PM
redmid17: I'd stick with a nice Charleston climate if I could, even though I'd have to deal with snakes, alligators, large bugs, etc...
.


Well, to be fair, porcupines, skunks, bears, bobcats, moose, hornets and pissed off raccoons that survive in colder climes are no picnic either.
 
2009-01-08 10:44:57 PM
Loch Ness is very deep, and of constant temperature, it has never frozen over. No mention of Loch Ness in article. What a wretched headline and boring article.
 
2009-01-08 11:08:03 PM
The 17 foot snowman deserves some credit. I built a 9 footer by myself once and I promise, it's not that easy. Good job boys!!
 
2009-01-08 11:08:34 PM
Go ahead and give subby hell about this, but remember sombody gave this a greenlight.
 
2009-01-08 11:39:26 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com

/Indeed
//GIS - greatest thing since sliced bread
 
2009-01-08 11:45:01 PM
Pinko_Commie: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Brits? Could have sword Loch Ness was in Scotland.

Which is part of Britain.

(Great) Britain = England, Scotland, Wales.
United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Island
British Isles = Great Britain, Ireland + the assorted islands dotted round the edge (Isle of Man etc)


I stand corrected, my good sir.
 
2009-01-08 11:50:36 PM
simpsonfan: I had an uncle visit me in Los Angeles, from New York. One day it rained, a little. I bet him it would be the first thing on the local news. It was. Boy, he was shocked.

And that was just a little rain. If it ever snowed here, the entire city would shut down.

That uncle now happens to live in Fark's favorite state.


Giddy Drunkeness?
 
2009-01-08 11:55:19 PM
Ma Gramps would've been mair like, "Jings!" ah'd huv ta say.
 
2009-01-09 12:03:17 AM
I like how they are calling 14F "sub-Antarctic." Right now it's 20F here in Indianapolis and the forecast is showing 8F for the high and -10F for the low a week from today. But I'm sure a lot of you farkers can beat me.
 
2009-01-09 12:04:06 AM
14 degrees here this morning.

Just another day, started the car, drove to work, missed hitting a deer. Blah.
 
2009-01-09 12:07:39 AM
Midnight_Sun: Is it just me or is everything a pissing contest with the American farkers on here?

"You think THAT'S cold? You should come to "
"You call THAT a murder rate? You should come to "
"You call THAT a knife? THIS is a knife"

OK - maybe not that last one - but you get the point.


Oh but isn't it always the Canadians who keep boasting about how tough they are in the cold? About how they drink liquid nitrogen and piss antifreeze and poop icebergs? Even though most of them live near the border and enjoy the same climate as an equivalent number of Americans?

Ooh, but don't say 'American' cuz that offends them. Because, see, everyone in Canada and Mexico is also 'American'! Which is probably why they call themselves 'Canadian' all the time and (at least among themselves) call us 'American'. Gee, that must get confusing!
 
2009-01-09 12:41:02 AM
It's -12°C here right now according to teh intarwebs, which means it's 10°F which is cold, but I gotta concede to our neighbors to the North. It's a bit chilly here but it gets farkin COLD in Canada.

/"here" is Minnesota
//people say I sound Canadian
///Which is handy when I travel to other countries
 
2009-01-09 12:41:48 AM
Oh... and... cor blimey, oo err missus!
 
2009-01-09 12:51:58 AM
I was 5yrs old in '63, lived in Surrey, and came down with pneumonia so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

\week in an oxygen tent
\\RSPCA rescued a frozen swan from our pond too
\\\good times
 
2009-01-09 01:22:42 AM
Pinko_Commie:
Maths isn't a contraction (though, amusingly, isn't is)*. Maths is just a shortening of mathematics.


It's not a contraction, it's just a shortening.

That's like saying I'm not drunk, just intoxicated.

Ugh. That makes me so angry I think I need to go slap my spouse.

/I'm not a wife beater, just an educator of what's good for her
 
2009-01-09 01:42:50 AM
Came for the DQ8 pic... left satisfied, Guv.
 
2009-01-09 06:50:20 AM
Northern Island ??

nice one, Sylvia !
 
db2
2009-01-09 07:20:20 AM
Just came for Penfold. Leaving satisfied.
 
2009-01-09 12:27:37 PM
You damn kids! Why, back in 1963, it was just as cold! And The Mail didn't even mention Loch Ness!
 
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