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Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005 04:49 pm
rime (noun):

rime : A coating of ice, as on grass and trees, formed when extremely cold water droplets freeze almost instantly on a cold surface.


I'm not entirely sure where it was I learned this word. Before moving to Canada there is no real point in which knowing this word would make sense for me. There's no reason I should know this word. I've been living in California for the last fifteen years, far, far away from snow. But I know it. I've had it in my head on and off for the last day.

Speaking of rime...

Ways Tory knows she's been in Canada too long:

Upon walking out of the apartment building at 8 am she exclaims, "Wow! It's so warm! What is it? Minus five?" and immediately unzips her hooded sweatshirt.

Ways Tory knows she hasn't been in Canada long enough:

When she gets off work and looks up and says "Whoa! It's warm enough that it's raining and not snowing! Cool!" WIthout realizing that the rain freezes almost instantly which effectively covers everything (including cars, cement stairs, handrails, etc.) in a quarter inch thick solid layer of ice. This, by the way, turns the twenty uneven stairs that lead up and down from her apartment building into a deathtrap.

But, thankfully it started snowing like crazy today. So there is a nice half inch of snow covering the quarter inch thick layer of ice covering the other foot or so of snow. It's like a snow-ice oreo, but not as tasty.

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kolyada
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Wendy
Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)

Neat descriptions at least!


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zou
zou
Zou
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)

Ha! I've been wondering how you've been taking the joys of Canadian winter. I have broken much ice thus far. Have to take a shovel and clunk the pointy end straight up and down to get it to chip, then shovel it to the side. Yesterday was cold enough that my nose hairs felt funny. And my moustache ones.


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