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well as some of you may know, (or not!) it's a canadian habbit that we must constantly complain endlessly about the weather! (it changes about oh, every 10 minutes or so in this country you see!)

for example, 2 days ago now we were melting under a late june 'esque heatwave... now, we have frost warnings for the overnight! :shock: (my pea patch will thrive but our poor tomatoes are a bloody pill to protect...)
i mean come on! 20+ degrees difference within 24 hours!!! (remember to factor in that humidex) no wonder we're cranky!

and let's not forget the nightmare that was valentine's days here in the GTA... 52cm's of snow in about 18 hours here in burlington! (god damn lake effect!) and yet my mum got to cut the grass back on christmas day...

as the one local radio weatherman has said, 'if you don't like the look of the weather in your backward, then go look out your front because it's probably better!'

cheers!
 

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They say that we Brits talk about the weather so much because it changes so often, there's always something new to talk about. So I understand your situation. :wink:
 

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hmmmmm... perhaps some slight similarities.

though i doubt our winters are anything alike. a 'cold' day here would about -30 with the windchill! though there have been times in recent years it's gotten much colder than that... (and good 'ol "winterpeg" is colder still!)

oh, and then of corse there was the year the canadian army reserve was deployed in toronto to shovel snow...

my mate in the design studio thinks we're all mental for putting up with such things every year! :D

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I've lived in Minnesota, so I've seen some harsh winters, and I'd agree, our winters aren't anything like that!

The Seattle/Vancouver area has a very similar climate to us though. Lots of rain. :wink:
 

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Americans like to think we are just one more big state while we know that he with the most igloos wins :D
 

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they also made fun of our national food; timbits

and yes, many of them really do drive up in the middle of july looking for the ski slopes and asking what happended to all the snow :roll:
mind you, it did snow in calgary last week...

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I will never forget going to Detroit which is just ACROSS THE RIVER from me on year in July. Wife and I went shopping there and were talking to the cashier while we paid and she noticed that our postal code was a Canadian one. She asked us where we live and we told her Windsor (again ACROSS THE DETROIT RIVER) and she told us that coming to the states must be a nice getaway from the cold and snow for us. No word of a lie.
 

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A lot of Americans seem to have definite problems with the basic concept of other countries. When I moved back to Britain from the US, a lot of people I knew were genuinely confused, as if there really wasn't anything out there to go back to!

Lovely people, but they need to get out more. :)
 

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Yes, I should point out I'm not having a pop at the Americans. I did live there for a while, and I am married to one of them, so I obviously don't find them totally abhorrent. :wink:
 

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The vast majority of us Americans have trouble reciting our national anthem. Don't get me wrong, I love it here, but damn, there's an overabundance of morons.
 

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Antioch said:
The vast majority of us Americans have trouble reciting our national anthem. Don't get me wrong, I love it here, but damn, there's an overabundance of morons.
I suppose it can be difficult to recite something that was never written in the country in now belongs too, same thing for the british one, I remember only a small fraction of it
 

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I think the Americans should swap their anthem for the theme from Cheers. Everybody over there knows the words, and it's a better tune. :lol:
 

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LOL!!! So frickin true. 10x better than O Canada for sure.
 

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Americans like to think we are just one more big state while we know that he with the most igloos wins :D
Best non-flame answer ever! :clap:

While the weather in Britain may be crap, its not extreme just miserable and changeable. It just gives a naturally pessimistic people something more to complain about. Without it, we'd be moaning about how it never changes. However I was speaking to a Kiwi the other day and he mentioned that the weather in NZ is even more changeable, as in winter there is literally nothing in the way of those storms coming from Antarctica. Frosty!
 
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