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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
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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 02:51:50 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.
 
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