Lady J: oh and NOBODY has AC in the UK. maybe in handful of cars. are really really expensive hotels. but i dont know a single person with AC in their private residenceTHE BRITISH EMPIRE WASNT BUILT ON EXPENSIVE COLD AIR
Girion47: English cars don't have AC?I'm so jealous of their weight-savings.
Bontesla: A tin roof could turn a small apartment into an oven.
ChipNASA: Sweater weather[cdn.uncoached.com image 600x816]
Lexx: FlashHarry: RexTalionis: The thing with Europe is that air conditioning is not nearly as prevalent there as it is in the states, especially for the elderly and the poor or sick. Every time there is a heat wave there, many elderly and sick people die from heat exhaustion.i remember that horrible heat wave in europe in '03 (my brother got married that summer in england in a full morning suit in an un-air-conditioned church). some 15,000 people died in france alone. it's no laughing matter. though that didn't stop the washington post cracking wise about how france "can't stand the heat." charming.Dude, 29-30 is not dangerous weather, unless humidity pushes it into the upper 30's.
Lady J: RexTalionis: Lady J: THE BRITISH EMPIRE WASNT BUILT ON EXPENSIVE COLD AIRRule Britannia,Britannia penny saves,Britons' power bills shall be waived.Bill Bryson has written a great book about Britain called Notes From A Small Island, where he affectionately describes how we will tolerate real discomfort, so as not to 'make a fuss' or 'waste money' (my generation don't do this), and see things like cups of tea, and toast and marmite as a huge treat... 'ooh lovely, no just one slice thank you' (again, not my generation... i eat stacks of toast and marmite)its a hangover from rationing I think
Lady J: THE BRITISH EMPIRE WASNT BUILT ON EXPENSIVE COLD AIR
CrazyCracka420: I envision people going into basements or cellars.
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