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Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off

Posted by IsoM on April 21, 2003, at 23:10:39

The Official Canadian Temperature / Activity Conversion Chart

Since Americans flatly refused to adopt the metric system back in the late 70's we have to translate these absolute terms to terms that can be easily understood by all.

50F (10C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably. Texans die of exposure.
Canadians plant gardens & start talking about summer vacations.

35F (1.6C)
Italian & French cars won't start.
Canadians drive with the windows down & enjoy the fresh air.

32F (0C)
American water freezes.
Canadian water gets thicker causing Canadians to drink more beer.

0F (-17.9C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians have the last cookout of the season & start to think about closing the windows.

-60F (-51C)
Mt St Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door & you had better buy some.

-100F (-73C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians pull down their ear flaps & worry that they won't be able to hear the slap-shot.

-173F (-114C)
Ethyl alcohol freezes.
Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg & worry that the winner won't be able to buy beer.

-233F (-147C)
The minimum surface temperature of the Moon.
Canadians start to think about lighting the furnace.

-460F (-273C)
Absolute zero - all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying "Cold, eh?" & the Mounties think about putting a blanket on their horse.

-500F (-295C)
Hell freezes over.
The Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup.

 

Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off

Posted by tina on April 22, 2003, at 8:24:59

In reply to Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off, posted by IsoM on April 21, 2003, at 23:10:39

Hahahahahahahahahahahaheheheheheheheheheheh

Oh Iso, that is so good!!! :-) I enjoyed that immensely.

a fellow canuck
tina

 

Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off (nm)

Posted by gabbix2 on April 22, 2003, at 10:08:04

In reply to Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off, posted by tina on April 22, 2003, at 8:24:59

 

Sounds like Texas is a good place for Aussies:) :) IsoM

Posted by bluedog on April 23, 2003, at 0:03:09

In reply to Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off, posted by IsoM on April 21, 2003, at 23:10:39

Except for Tasmanians of course!!!

 

Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off IsoM

Posted by shar on April 23, 2003, at 20:09:29

In reply to Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off, posted by IsoM on April 21, 2003, at 23:10:39

hahahahah, those are great.

And, I admire your courage! I predict most Texans will like the joke.

Shar

 

Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off gabbix2

Posted by shar on April 23, 2003, at 20:12:04

In reply to Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off (nm), posted by gabbix2 on April 22, 2003, at 10:08:04

OK, Gabby, did I miss something? you just sent a post consisting of the other post's title and nm?

Maybe you should post it again.

:)

Shar

 

Re: Canadian Humour

Posted by Willow on April 24, 2003, at 8:22:37

In reply to Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off, posted by IsoM on April 21, 2003, at 23:10:39

Iso

Your timing is impeccable. I needed a good belly laugh. When I moved to Canada, my memories are of Toronto Maple Leaf fans wearing paperbags over their heads. So I would have to argue that you got the team wrong.

Whistling Willow

 

Re: Canadian Humour Willow

Posted by IsoM on April 24, 2003, at 11:31:00

In reply to Re: Canadian Humour, posted by Willow on April 24, 2003, at 8:22:37

Willow, I live near Vancouver - gardening zone is 8b - something that many plant-loving Americans would kill for, so none of the humour I posted applies to me living here in Canada's "banana belt".

I used to alternately root for the Maples Leafs & the Montreal Canadians when I was younger & a hockey fan. Now with so many teams, I've lost interest years ago. But I was really surprised that the Canucks came back & beat Colorado. I didn't think they had it in them.

- IsoM, waiting for the banana plants (not mine) to grow send out some new leaves. Are your willowy branches covered with new baby, green leaves yet?

 

Re: Sounds like Texas is a good place for Aussies:) :) bluedog

Posted by IsoM on April 24, 2003, at 11:33:56

In reply to Sounds like Texas is a good place for Aussies:) :) IsoM, posted by bluedog on April 23, 2003, at 0:03:09

That's why I thought that New Zealand would be more like my climate - we grow kiwis commercially here too. But if I lived in New Zealand, I'd have to come do the Great Barrier Reef & some of the beautiful jungle area in the north (plus visit you & get you to cook me some of your garlicky, gingery meals!!).

 

Re: Sounds like Texas is a good place for Aussies:) :) IsoM

Posted by bluedog on April 24, 2003, at 12:08:06

In reply to Re: Sounds like Texas is a good place for Aussies:) :) bluedog, posted by IsoM on April 24, 2003, at 11:33:56

> That's why I thought that New Zealand would be more like my climate - we grow kiwis commercially here too. But if I lived in New Zealand, I'd have to come do the Great Barrier Reef & some of the beautiful jungle area in the north (plus visit you & get you to cook me some of your garlicky, gingery meals!!).

Hello Iso

Tasmania is about the same latitude as the North Island of New Zealand...Also part of Antarctica is actually Australian (I believe???) Actually, I believe the Antarctic option would be even colder than the Yukon (Brrrrrr).

Either of these places would mean you could avoid living in New Zealand yet still be part of Australia:):).

Actually only really crazy Aussies want to spend much time in Antarctica (mostly scientific types) so I reckon Tasmania would be the best compromise for you :):). They even had snow in Tasmania last Christmas (and that is during the Southern Hemisphere Summer)

Just let me know when your coming and I'll fire up the wok!!!!!

Actually if you come the middle of our winter sounds like the best time for you when the average day-time temperature varies anywhere between 10-23 degrees celsius. Only problem is you'll probably be thinking "heat wave" and try to drag me off to the beach for a swim:).

Actually I used to surf in the winter until my shoulder packed it in (best swells happen then) but that was with my steamer (full length wet suit) and booties on. The water temperature is actually VERY warm in comparison to the air temperature on those chilly winter mornings when (believe it or not) the air temperature can sometimes only be around 0-5 degrees celsius at 6.00am on the beach. I believe the water temperature never drops below about 14-15 degrees celsius even in the middle of our winter!!!

warm regards
bluedog

 

Fancy that ,I did too. shar

Posted by gabbix2 on April 24, 2003, at 12:46:53

In reply to Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off gabbix2, posted by shar on April 23, 2003, at 20:12:04

I can't remember what it was.
I do remember though it was witty, and charming and empathic and all the good things anybody could ever want in a post. Its a shame really. ;0

 

Re: Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off IsoM

Posted by susan C on April 24, 2003, at 21:02:17

In reply to Canadian Humour: shouldn't set any alarm bells off, posted by IsoM on April 21, 2003, at 23:10:39

You can tell it is a Canadian withdrawing money from the ATM machine because when the money comes out, he/she thanks the machine...

Seattle is thinking about how to set up fare collection for future light rail. It is considering adopting Vancouver BC Canada's honor system for riders paying for the skytrain. In Vancouver there are no turnstiles, no conductors collecting tickets. Riders pay for their tickets on the platform and ride the train to whereever they want to...several were interviewed in the article I read recently, some admitted to keeping their money, others stated they wouldn't think of not paying. Officially, the management of the skytrain explained that the cost to have conductors and collect tickets was many millions of dollars more than the estimated three million they lose on non payment.

So, Bobs your uncle.

mouse

 

Green in Canada?

Posted by Willow on April 24, 2003, at 22:24:24

In reply to Re: Canadian Humour Willow, posted by IsoM on April 24, 2003, at 11:31:00

Iso

Don't ask me why, but I always pictured you in TO or Niagra region. But that far west? Is that still Canada??

I wondered about closing the windows at 0c, here we don't even think of it until -40c/f (same thing) since we haven't chimneys built in. We prefer the fresh air to all the smoke.

> - IsoM, waiting for the banana plants (not mine) to grow send out some new leaves. Are your willowy branches covered with new baby, green leaves yet?

Ha ha, just got another sprinkling of snow. On the north side of each hill there's still foot deep snow, or should we say 25.7cm to be exact. Our little bay was starting to thaw near the shore but today being nippy the ice managaed to return.

One day just out of sheer desperation to get out of the house I raked up some doggy dropings, as a result I've noticed dandelions starting. Vigorous weeds they are. Well you enjoy your pacific breezes.

Winking Willow


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