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(Daily Mail)   Chaos across Olde England as 4 to 6 inches of snouw paralyse motorists, lorry drivers, punters, and travellers at aeroports   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 127
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2013-01-14 10:14:28 PM
You forgot the pensioners.
 
2013-01-14 10:15:00 PM
What is that in American English?
 
2013-01-14 10:26:51 PM
Heard mention of it on the wireless while queuing for the omnibus.
 
2013-01-14 10:30:32 PM
Left a message for the missus on the answer phone to have our aluminium snow shouvle at the ready...
 
2013-01-14 10:35:16 PM
Of course the little ones won't be troubled in the slightest. They will have at sledging, and then want ice lollies!
 
2013-01-14 10:44:33 PM

texdent: What is that in American English?


Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snew
And every where that Mary went
The little lamb went also.


I don't know why but the typo in the headline made me think of Thomas Alva Edison.
 
2013-01-14 11:52:52 PM
texdent: What is that in American English?

about 40 rods to the hogshead
 
2013-01-14 11:54:13 PM

texdent: What is that in American English?


Pip pip cheerio, no bother!
 
2013-01-15 12:21:09 AM
Be sure to keep a bag of sand in your boot.
 
2013-01-15 12:30:56 AM
I would think that the English are used to getting 4 inches.
 
2013-01-15 01:00:11 AM
How much is that in global warming?
 
2013-01-15 01:00:46 AM

texdent: What is that in American English?


December
 
2013-01-15 01:06:59 AM
Biatches love Snowmen.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 01:07:33 AM

Di Atribe: texdent: What is that in American English?

Pip pip cheerio, no bother!


let me get my Hungarian phrasebook...
 
2013-01-15 01:09:06 AM
From central New Mexico going North, man schools are opening late tomorrow, if at all. Roads are treacherous, but it's not enough to close I-40. Yet.
My wife said When she was coming home, from my sons' scout meeting, the traction control was giving her hell due to snow/ice/ slippery road conditions. Truth be told, if it fights with me, I just turn it off.
 
2013-01-15 01:10:02 AM
i.newsarama.com
 
2013-01-15 01:10:34 AM

texdent: What is that in American English?


Still four to six inches.
 
2013-01-15 01:12:28 AM
Aeroport? Isn't that a French word rather than English?
 
2013-01-15 01:15:55 AM

zzrhardy: Aeroport? Isn't that a French word rather than English?


Music is their aeroplane.
 
2013-01-15 01:17:05 AM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: You forgot the pensioners.


not to mention the scalliwags, yobs and ruffians.
 
2013-01-15 01:17:56 AM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: You forgot the pensioners.


Not to mention the wankers.
 
2013-01-15 01:18:01 AM
I got most of that. You lost me with the weird ones: "aeroports", "Olde", "snouw" and "inches"
 
2013-01-15 01:19:19 AM
You know who likes to get 4 to 6 inches? Subby's mom. Especially when II shove my bonnet into her boot.
 
2013-01-15 01:20:32 AM

zzrhardy: Aeroport? Isn't that a French word rather than English?


Yes, we have aeroplanes, but airports.

And where does all this "pip pip" bollocks come from? Some upper class twit types may say "toodle pip" occasionally but never "pip pip".

That is all, cheerio.
 
2013-01-15 01:20:43 AM

sandbar67: Fark Rye For Many Whores: You forgot the pensioners.

not to mention the scalliwags, yobs and ruffians.


And the chavs and Methodists.
 
2013-01-15 01:27:01 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: sandbar67: Fark Rye For Many Whores: You forgot the pensioners.

not to mention the scalliwags, yobs and ruffians.

And the chavs and Methodists.


Don't forget the Scousers.
 
2013-01-15 01:28:45 AM
As a CO farker I get a kick out of hearing people freak out over anything less than 3 feet of snow
 
2013-01-15 01:31:30 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: sandbar67: Fark Rye For Many Whores: You forgot the pensioners.

not to mention the scalliwags, yobs and ruffians.

And the chavs and Methodists.


And the bakers.
 
2013-01-15 01:32:41 AM
OMG, they've. learned to imitoot our language exarctly!
 
2013-01-15 01:33:26 AM
Oh no! What will boffins be doing about this?
 
2013-01-15 01:33:38 AM
*motourists
 
2013-01-15 01:34:14 AM

you are a puppet: *motourists


*motaro wins
 
2013-01-15 01:35:17 AM

Deman: As a CO farker I get a kick out of hearing people freak out over anything less than 3 feet of snow


As a Mexican farker I am not amused at the thought of having to endure temperatures that can freeze water.

/Unless the salary is good, and has decent perks
 
2013-01-15 01:37:47 AM
Buncha tosspots they are! Ring the fire brigade!
 
2013-01-15 01:40:53 AM

fusillade762: Be sure to keep a bag of sand in your boot.


On the spare tyre?
 
2013-01-15 01:42:44 AM

Kraftwerk Orange: texdent: What is that in American English?

Still four to six inches.


Except if you look at the pictures, it's 2" tops. I'm not denying perhaps somewhere in the UK they had that much, but you'd think they'd get some good submissions of the evidence. That's the dirtiest snowman I've seen since I was six years old and the neighbor boys... nevermind.
 
2013-01-15 01:43:10 AM
ALLO GUVNAH!

/just wanted to feel included
 
2013-01-15 01:45:27 AM
'ello 'ello, wots all this then, sonny jim?
 
2013-01-15 01:50:36 AM
Nearly the whole country? How much is that in Rhode Islands?
 
2013-01-15 01:52:06 AM
Are things going all pear shaped?
 
2013-01-15 01:57:46 AM
Good morning, I'm from jolly old England, and if there's one thing 40 years on this tiny island has told me, it's never believe any of the taradiddle they print in that rag. It snowed, for sure, but we ain't crippled, mate
 
2013-01-15 01:59:36 AM
Chaous across Oulde England as 4 to 6 inches of snouw paralyse moutourists, lourry drivers, punters, and travellers at aeroupourts

You forgot some U's there Subs
 
2013-01-15 02:02:19 AM
OK I'm going to the UK next month for vacation and I plan to go all over the place. This weather is wholly unacceptable please tell the Queen to make it stop and not return until I come back to the USA.
 
2013-01-15 02:03:57 AM

Stantz: Good morning, I'm from jolly old England, and if there's one thing 40 years on this tiny island has told me, it's never believe any of the taradiddle they print in that rag. It snowed, for sure, but we ain't crippled, mate


Good to hear! Because if history is anything to go by, you guys have dealt with much worse. I was quite confused. Shame on me for believing the Daily Fail!

/cheers!
 
2013-01-15 02:25:08 AM

punkwrestler: OK I'm going to the UK next month for vacation and I plan to go all over the place. This weather is wholly unacceptable please tell the Queen to make it stop and not return until I come back to the USA.


Who picks February for holiday in England?
 
2013-01-15 02:29:33 AM

cuzsis: Stantz: Good morning, I'm from jolly old England, and if there's one thing 40 years on this tiny island has told me, it's never believe any of the taradiddle they print in that rag. It snowed, for sure, but we ain't crippled, mate

Good to hear! Because if history is anything to go by, you guys have dealt with much worse. I was quite confused. Shame on me for believing the Daily Fail!

/cheers!


If I may add, if there is one thing in my 40 years on this tiny island has taught me is that you could have a fine dusting of snow here and the public sector will crash. Schools will close, trains will be cancelled and roads will be gridlocked. When we get the real stuff the country pretty much shuts down. We're the laughing stock of the northern hemisphere!
 
2013-01-15 02:29:34 AM
It snowed in Tokyo yesterday, so me and my kid and another family went out to play in the snow. There's a brand new condo that went up right across the street from me, and no one's moved in yet, so the parking lot was a pure white winter wonderland. I played there with my kid, making snowmen and throwing snowballs. The other family came out about half an hour later and we started building bigger snowmen.

At some point, the security guards changed. The earlier guard just told us to be careful and let us do our thing, seeing as no one was going to be coming in for a visit to the management office with the roads completely blocked by snow. The new guard was a hardass and told us all to get lost.

So we abandoned the snowmen we were building right where they were. That left a series of 3-4 foot blocks of snow piled right in front of parking lot. They were still there this morning when I walked by, so I imagine they are now solidified into a pile of ice a yard high. Have fun moving that, you hard-ass dickwads.
 
2013-01-15 02:31:15 AM
What about them hooligans?

I hope the dustbins are ok!
 
2013-01-15 02:35:20 AM

punkwrestler: OK I'm going to the UK next month for vacation and I plan to go all over the place. This weather is wholly unacceptable please tell the Queen to make it stop and not return until I come back to the USA.


Doing a tour?
 
2013-01-15 02:38:15 AM
Boffins Baffled By Barmy British Brass?
 
2013-01-15 02:40:01 AM
images51.fotki.com
 
2013-01-15 02:42:58 AM
Jolly glad that's not happening here, mates !

/Fark snow !!
 
2013-01-15 02:45:29 AM
Everyone in the UK ought to be happy they're getting measurable snow. We had a good snowing, here in Texas, a couple of years ago. I love walking around and taking photos of the snow. It's amazing how peaceful everything is after it snows.

Here's my dog playing in the snow:

farm5.staticflickr.com

And this is what my dog did after he finished playing in the snow.
 
2013-01-15 02:49:06 AM
Otherwise known as late April in Chicago, just with fewer black folks shooting each other.

Stiffen thy lips, you pansies.
 
2013-01-15 02:51:50 AM
www.comedy.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 02:55:17 AM

Sergeant Grumbles: [i.newsarama.com image 610x343]


Well played.
 
2013-01-15 03:02:32 AM
WHARS MY GLOBAL WARMING?

WHAR?


It's going to be -20 in Tallinn this weekend. I say that we set Finland on fire for warmth.
 
2013-01-15 03:04:37 AM
cbswxrk.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-15 03:07:01 AM
Someone oughter knacker the submitter right in the bloody chav, innit.

Am I doing it right?
 
2013-01-15 03:10:45 AM

LDM90: Someone oughter knacker the submitter right in the bloody chav, innit.

Am I doing it right?


You're as useful as a chocolate teapot
 
2013-01-15 03:11:38 AM

Dinjiin: [images51.fotki.com image 538x1000]


Thanks for that. I laughed for quite a number of seconds. (I assume all of the phrases do have an actual literal meaning, even if they're nonsensical in the context in which they're presented.)
 
2013-01-15 03:12:07 AM

g4lt:


Only if there were to be 12 inches forcasted
 
2013-01-15 03:13:26 AM

g4lt:


Forgot something...

/lickyeboomboomdown
 
2013-01-15 03:15:27 AM
cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com
 
2013-01-15 03:22:31 AM

Sinister 161: If I may add, if there is one thing in my 40 years on this tiny island has taught me is that you could have a fine dusting of snow here and the public sector will crash. Schools will close, trains will be cancelled and roads will be gridlocked. When we get the real stuff the country pretty much shuts down. We're the laughing stock of the northern hemisphere!


I don't know what's embarrassing about generally having so little snow you've not needed to waste taxpayer dollars on preparing for it. So you shut down for a couple of days, the world won't end. Unexpected paid day off, yay!

New Zealand's much the same - a couple of inches of snow and the police will issue a warning for people not to drive because we don't know how and aren't prepared (most people don't have chains, for example). Idiots who think they can drive in snow but can't are everyone's worst enemy.

If the police announce the roads are closed most employers would rather NOT risk getting in trouble because they asked their employees to travel in on legally closed roads. In the places I've worked the policy is if you can walk safely, you have to come to work (and get paid time off in lieu), otherwise sit your arse at home until the roads are open.
 
2013-01-15 03:31:12 AM

if_i_really_have_to: a couple of inches of snow and the police will issue a warning for people not to drive because we don't know how and aren't prepared (most people don't have chains, for example). Idiots who think they can drive in snow but can't are everyone's worst enemy.


Why the hell would you actually use chains for a couple of inches of snow?
 
2013-01-15 03:34:55 AM
Wheeled Rollingham (auto for u yanx) mired to the midrift in this stoof.
 
2013-01-15 03:35:41 AM

Sinister 161: cuzsis: Stantz: Good morning, I'm from jolly old England, and if there's one thing 40 years on this tiny island has told me, it's never believe any of the taradiddle they print in that rag. It snowed, for sure, but we ain't crippled, mate

Good to hear! Because if history is anything to go by, you guys have dealt with much worse. I was quite confused. Shame on me for believing the Daily Fail!

/cheers!

If I may add, if there is one thing in my 40 years on this tiny island has taught me is that you could have a fine dusting of snow here and the public sector will crash. Schools will close, trains will be cancelled and roads will be gridlocked. When we get the real stuff the country pretty much shuts down. We're the laughing stock of the northern hemisphere!


Nah, same here in Holland today. All public transport came to a grinding halt and we have a new national record of total traffic jam length. I turned around and decided to take a day off. Maybe I'll go outside later for some photo shooting.
 
2013-01-15 03:37:34 AM
Half way there:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-15 03:51:24 AM

texdent: What is that in American English?


Snow be f*cking all dat sh*t up, yo.
 
2013-01-15 04:06:13 AM

texdent: What is that in American English?


YEE-HAW! SNOW! I'm gonna go git me mah gun and shoot me some meat fur mah dinner! WHOOOHOOOO USA!!!!
 
2013-01-15 04:20:35 AM
Meanwhile, the story at the BBC is that "further snow and ice in many parts of the UK could cause disruption, the Met Office has warned."

Wait! I missed the most crucial bit, I may have to revise my opinion of the accuracy of the Fail's article as there is indeed chaos on the rail network: "Rail operator Greater Anglia said train services between Norfolk and Cambridge were being delayed by up to 15 minutes because of the snow.".

15 MINUTES?! It's the end of the world! Sensationalist claptrap is sensationalist. The irksome things is that there will be more than a few tweed-attired pensioners who will read this and believe it, despite the fact that there probably isn't any snow within 100 miles of their Home Counties bungalow but even so, they'll know that it's the fault of those troublesome immigrants.
 
2013-01-15 04:21:53 AM
content6.flixster.com

I'm afraid I don't get your banter, squadron leader!
 
2013-01-15 04:23:39 AM

Deman: As a CO farker I get a kick out of hearing people freak out over anything less than 3 feet of snow


As a Sapporo Farker, I get a kick out of hearing people freak out over anything less than 3 meters of snow!

I grew up in the deep South. I get a kick out of the meters of snow, too. :-D
 
2013-01-15 04:25:11 AM
Well Shaw did say, "England and America are two countries separated by a common language".

Then there is a favorite of mine......

"Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie."

/better not be obscure to you Farkers
 
2013-01-15 04:29:42 AM

ybishop: [content6.flixster.com image 351x270]

I'm afraid I don't get your banter, squadron leader!


Jolly good show, ybishop! .....beaten by 4 minutes.
 
2013-01-15 04:47:23 AM
I have no idea what any of you people are saying...
 
2013-01-15 05:12:38 AM
The south east UK is especially poor when it comes to handling even the smallest amount of snow, same thing every year.

/hey ho!
 
2013-01-15 05:23:02 AM
4-6 inches and you call that snow? hahahahaha. Oh god England.
 
2013-01-15 05:52:43 AM
Lie back and think of England!
 
2013-01-15 05:57:44 AM
There weren't nearly enough pictures in that article, and I for one will be writing in to complain.
 
2013-01-15 05:59:38 AM

Terrible Old Man: 4-6 inches and you call that snow? hahahahaha. Oh god England.


4-6 inches and you call that a penis?
 
2013-01-15 06:08:53 AM
Ye olde snowe?
 
2013-01-15 06:09:02 AM

Darth_Lukecash: if_i_really_have_to: a couple of inches of snow and the police will issue a warning for people not to drive because we don't know how and aren't prepared (most people don't have chains, for example). Idiots who think they can drive in snow but can't are everyone's worst enemy.

Why the hell would you actually use chains for a couple of inches of snow?


I'd use them the next day. Of course, we don't have plow trucks or salt trucks in south carolina so they just let the snow melt a bit and then freeze into rutted icy death traps overnight.
 
2013-01-15 06:26:35 AM
Terrible Old Man: 4-6 inches and you call that snow? hahahahaha. Oh god England.
Good point, I'd call it barely congealed slush myself but everyone else in this country thinks it's "snow".
 
2013-01-15 06:49:17 AM
I lived in southern England the winter of 91 / 92 when snow was everywhere. They are not good at driving in it and the authorities are never prepared.

/ Austin Texas is 10x more hilarious
// former Scottish rally driver finds this too much fun
/// both my cars are AWD, cheating or wut?
 
2013-01-15 06:52:34 AM

HaywoodJablonski: LDM90: Someone oughter knacker the submitter right in the bloody chav, innit.

Am I doing it right?

You're as useful as a chocolate teapot


And Bob's yer uncle.
 
2013-01-15 06:55:11 AM

LDM90: Someone oughter knacker the submitter right in the bloody chav, innit.

Am I doing it right?


Close. Oughta would be the normal spelling. Submitters can't be knackered in the chav, because a chav is a type of person (think "Jersey Shore" sort of thing), besides which Knacker is not normally an action verb, your leg could be knackered, but it wouldn't be knackered by someone. And innit would normally follow a statement about someone/something (it is short for "isn't it?"), rather than a call to action. You might go more along the lines of:

"Someone oughta wallop the chavvy submitter right in the nads."
 
2013-01-15 07:11:43 AM
Calvin is pissed and very jealous.....Hobbes just gives up, lounges around the house doing whatever tigers do.
 
2013-01-15 07:16:02 AM
Call out The Dominator!
 
2013-01-15 07:46:15 AM

Dinjiin: [images51.fotki.com image 538x1000]


"Charlie bit me"

...I'm beginning to suspect this isn't legit, yo.

/pre coffee thoughts.
 
2013-01-15 07:54:29 AM

The Envoy: Meanwhile, the story at the BBC is that "further snow and ice in many parts of the UK could cause disruption, the Met Office has warned."

Wait! I missed the most crucial bit, I may have to revise my opinion of the accuracy of the Fail's article as there is indeed chaos on the rail network: "Rail operator Greater Anglia said train services between Norfolk and Cambridge were being delayed by up to 15 minutes because of the snow.".

15 MINUTES?! It's the end of the world! Sensationalist claptrap is sensationalist. The irksome things is that there will be more than a few tweed-attired pensioners who will read this and believe it, despite the fact that there probably isn't any snow within 100 miles of their Home Counties bungalow but even so, they'll know that it's the fault of those troublesome immigrants.


But if it's the wrong type of snow, things could get dodgy.
 
2013-01-15 07:55:30 AM
Meh, England here, the mrs freaks out at the first flake ZOMG ICY DEATH MUST PANIC BUY etc.

I used to pray for it, then go out on a lovely long forest walk in the countryside and pretend I was in Narnia. Old fashioned street lamps in the middle of nowhere were a delightful bonus. I'd love the kids to be able to do it but wifey won't let me.
 
2013-01-15 08:04:47 AM
The snow has, thus far, had almost no severe impact on anything.

Why does this happen... every year we have a bit of snow and our own newspapers paint a picture like we're dying of snow, just so everyone around the world can go "hahah, stupid britons..."

Actually I know why, it's because we love talking about weather, and we love exaggerating, everyone on these fair isles loves to exaggerate, so mix the two when we get a bit of snow and it's the snowpocalypse.

I want more snow. It's hilly around here, I like seeing people sliding down hills, in their cars.
 
2013-01-15 08:06:22 AM

Austinoftx: Oh no! What will boffins be doing about this?


I don't know, but many of them died to bring us this information...
 
2013-01-15 08:17:17 AM

GungFu: What about them hooligans?

I hope the dustbins are ok!


No one knows what it's like......to be a dustbin......in Shafsbrie.....with Hooligans......
 
2013-01-15 08:17:36 AM
Inches? Shouldn't that be 0.15 meters or measured in crumpets or something?
 
2013-01-15 08:17:51 AM
did it cause a shunt on the dual carriageway?
 
2013-01-15 08:18:28 AM
4 to 6 inches

c'mon subby.  This should have been the most obvious one.

10 - 15 Centimeters.  Metric scale.
 
2013-01-15 08:19:45 AM
We just got a good bout of Thunder Sleet/Snow, here.

Need to suit up and go take photos. I took some earlier, but it was too cold to stay out for long.
 
2013-01-15 08:24:43 AM

The Envoy: Meanwhile, the story at the BBC is that "further snow and ice in many parts of the UK could cause disruption, the Met Office has warned."

Wait! I missed the most crucial bit, I may have to revise my opinion of the accuracy of the Fail's article as there is indeed chaos on the rail network: "Rail operator Greater Anglia said train services between Norfolk and Cambridge were being delayed by up to 15 minutes because of the snow.".

15 MINUTES?! It's the end of the world! Sensationalist claptrap is sensationalist. The irksome things is that there will be more than a few tweed-attired pensioners who will read this and believe it, despite the fact that there probably isn't any snow within 100 miles of their Home Counties bungalow but even so, they'll know that it's the fault of those troublesome immigrants.


Well we have had a couple of days of ice and snow, so I think that means tomorrow will start the "Grit levels are critically low across many parts of the country" reporting. Also all normal news will stop because the entire reporting/camera crews of all major news organisations are camped out around the country trying to catch people slipping over on patches of ice.
 
2013-01-15 08:28:54 AM

SlothB77: 'mon subby.  This should have been the most obvious one.

10 - 15 Centimeters.  Metric scale.


not as cut and dried as you'd think in the UK.
 
2013-01-15 08:38:58 AM
Foot of snow fell in Connecticut, no one noticed. Dog is convinced that the little bastard mice are using the snow as cover.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
He is an english foxhound so it's relevant.
 
2013-01-15 08:41:15 AM
4-6 inches is a minor dusting where I live. Hell we don't even leave the bar early for that. Just look out and swear because we need to shovel later.
 
2013-01-15 08:41:20 AM
pictures.topspeed.com

Caravans are the scourge of UK motorways.
 
2013-01-15 08:44:45 AM
Here's the result of the Thunder Snow we got this morning. Kinda slushy, but more than we usually get in N. Central Texas:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-15 08:46:36 AM

PacManDreaming: Here's the result of the Thunder Snow we got this morning. Kinda slushy, but more than we usually get in N. Central Texas:

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


That's what it looked like here (SE England) yesterday - for about an hour. Then the sun came up and it rained a bit and it was all gone.
 
2013-01-15 09:00:10 AM

The Envoy: That's what it looked like here (SE England) yesterday - for about an hour. Then the sun came up and it rained a bit and it was all gone.


It's 25° (-3.8° C), here, so it might stick around for a while. Luckily, I have plenty of fire logs, firewood and cigars and don't have to go to the store. A perfect day to stay home and relax...mainly because I don't want to drive with all the nitwits out there.
 
2013-01-15 09:00:31 AM

Doc Batarang: Boffins Baffled By Barmy British Brass?


Many Boffins died to bring us this information...
 
2013-01-15 09:01:44 AM
What about "holiday-makers"?
 
2013-01-15 09:05:38 AM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-15 09:06:55 AM

xria: Also all normal news will stop because the entire reporting/camera crews of all major news organisations are camped out around the country trying to catch people slipping over on patches of ice.


This is why they tell us the roads are impassable and don't make any un-necessary trips, so that the journos can get there quicker.
 
2013-01-15 09:07:44 AM

GungFu: What about them hooligans?

I hope the dustbins are ok!


Anybody watching out for the keep left signs?
 
2013-01-15 10:36:27 AM

The Envoy: Meanwhile, the story at the BBC is that "further snow and ice in many parts of the UK could cause disruption, the Met Office has warned."

Wait! I missed the most crucial bit, I may have to revise my opinion of the accuracy of the Fail's article as there is indeed chaos on the rail network: "Rail operator Greater Anglia said train services between Norfolk and Cambridge were being delayed by up to 15 minutes because of the snow.".

15 MINUTES?! It's the end of the world! Sensationalist claptrap is sensationalist. The irksome things is that there will be more than a few tweed-attired pensioners who will read this and believe it, despite the fact that there probably isn't any snow within 100 miles of their Home Counties bungalow but even so, they'll know that it's the fault of those troublesome immigrants.


Ah, but if it's the wrong kind of snow, or the infamous "leaves on the line", the whole system will grind to a halt.
 
2013-01-15 11:05:47 AM
GD all this Global Warming

i2.cdn.turner.com

Alternate headline - thank God for global warming or this shiat would really suck
 
2013-01-15 12:29:39 PM
u wot m8
 
2013-01-15 12:38:18 PM
I hope the boys broke this bad boy out.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-15 12:52:10 PM
I can't wait for the River Thames Frost Fair to come back! How I miss Dickensian London.

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2013-01-15 01:17:26 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: I can't wait for the River Thames Frost Fair to come back! How I miss Dickensian London.

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Would like a word.
 
2013-01-15 02:38:04 PM
But how will her Majefty be able to manouevuere around London?
 
2013-01-15 03:59:41 PM

Sinister 161: cuzsis: Stantz: Good morning, I'm from jolly old England, and if there's one thing 40 years on this tiny island has told me, it's never believe any of the taradiddle they print in that rag. It snowed, for sure, but we ain't crippled, mate

Good to hear! Because if history is anything to go by, you guys have dealt with much worse. I was quite confused. Shame on me for believing the Daily Fail!

/cheers!

If I may add, if there is one thing in my 40 years on this tiny island has taught me is that you could have a fine dusting of snow here and the public sector will crash. Schools will close, trains will be cancelled and roads will be gridlocked. When we get the real stuff the country pretty much shuts down. We're the laughing stock of the northern hemisphere!


As a wag in the office said this morning after half the schools closed "I wonder what would happen if we told the teachers that their pay will be late because we had to close the office due to the snow"
 
2013-01-15 04:16:57 PM

cameroncrazy1984: punkwrestler: OK I'm going to the UK next month for vacation and I plan to go all over the place. This weather is wholly unacceptable please tell the Queen to make it stop and not return until I come back to the USA.

Who picks February for holiday in England?

Someone who works retail and is on a budget. February is the slowest sales month also the cheapest time to travel to the UK. Besides I figured between the usual weather of rain and fog I'ld be OK.

JSam21: punkwrestler:

Doing a tour?

Sort of have a lot of friends and relatives in different parts of the UK, so renting a car to travel about.
 
2013-01-15 04:35:13 PM

punkwrestler: cameroncrazy1984: punkwrestler: OK I'm going to the UK next month for vacation and I plan to go all over the place. This weather is wholly unacceptable please tell the Queen to make it stop and not return until I come back to the USA.

Who picks February for holiday in England?
Someone who works retail and is on a budget. February is the slowest sales month also the cheapest time to travel to the UK. Besides I figured between the usual weather of rain and fog I'ld be OK.

JSam21: punkwrestler:

Doing a tour?
Sort of have a lot of friends and relatives in different parts of the UK, so renting a car to travel about.


Going by the second part of your handle, I ment I thought you were headed over to work.
 
2013-01-15 04:51:46 PM

Norfolking Chance: As a wag in the office said this morning after half the schools closed "I wonder what would happen if we told the teachers that their pay will be late because we had to close the office due to the snow"


I guess they would complain that they have no control over when the school is open or not, that is up to the principle and the governors. And they have absolutely no incentive to keep the school open, so naturally the vast majority will be on the safe side and close it if there is even the mildest chance of a problem, because any problem if they open will leave them liable, whereas any problems caused by the closure are other peoples to deal with.
 
2013-01-15 05:18:53 PM

JSam21: punkwrestler: cameroncrazy1984: punkwrestler: OK I'm going to the UK next month for vacation and I plan to go all over the place. This weather is wholly unacceptable please tell the Queen to make it stop and not return until I come back to the USA.

Who picks February for holiday in England?
Someone who works retail and is on a budget. February is the slowest sales month also the cheapest time to travel to the UK. Besides I figured between the usual weather of rain and fog I'ld be OK.

JSam21: punkwrestler:

Doing a tour?
Sort of have a lot of friends and relatives in different parts of the UK, so renting a car to travel about.

Going by the second part of your handle, I ment I thought you were headed over to work.


Well true but unofficially. Why else would anyone go to Luton, Trowbridge, Warminster, Wiggan and Oxford.
 
2013-01-15 05:44:14 PM
texdent: What is that in American English?

I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers and Methodists.
 
2013-01-16 09:09:41 AM

ObscureNameHere: But how will her Majefty be able to manouevuere around London?


Duh, by helicopter...oh...wait...
 
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