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View Poll Results: Which is more unbearable: the Northern winter, or the Southern summer?
Northern winter 189 48.21%
Southern summer 203 51.79%
Voters: 392. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: ITP
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Let's put it this way--Northerners flock in droves to the South and Carribean in the dead of winter, but you never see Southerners flock to the North in the dead of summer.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Before the invention of the air conditioner, very few people chose the south. That is good indicator of what people find more bearable. Coldness is more easily adapted to than heat.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Before the invention of the air conditioner, very few people chose the south. That is good indicator of what people find more bearable. Coldness is more easily adapted to than heat.
...and it would've been almost impossible to survive Northern winters hadn't the caveman discovered fire.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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You guys are making it sound like you don't get cold and flu in the south!!! Are you freakin' kidding me???!??!?! Besides, colds aren't caused by cold weather.......
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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The sub-freezing cold air, ICE, and 40 mph WINDS slap you in the face so hard that you can barely breathe while you walk
And I can barely breathe when I am outside whenever I spend my summer vacation in Florida with my relatives because it feels like I am breathing inside a hot oven because of the high humidity.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Let's put it this way--Northerners flock in droves to the South and Carribean in the dead of winter, but you never see Southerners flock to the North in the dead of summer.
Actually I see many southern plates in New England in the summer.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Evansville,IN
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I don't think I would 'fit' in up north - like North Dakota - but I can't stand summers in the south. Its not the heat so much, but the dang humidity. Summers in KY, TN, NC, and GA are absolutely brutal!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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It depends, both are unbearable but the thing is, Southern Summers are generally 4 months long, I'm not sure if it gets any longer than that unless if your in Florida of course, but places such as Tennessee or the Carolinas we'll just say 4 months. Yet the winters in the North such as the great lakes, Northern plains or the Northern Rockies are unbearably long I'd say a good 5 where it snows. At least in the heat you can booze at the beach and well if your in a small town up North in winter, your outta luck, you can only booze at home.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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Actually I see many southern plates in New England in the summer.
Yeah but people don't travel to New England for the weather (that's not to say that people don't travel there to see the beautiful fall foliage), they travel there for the beautiful countryside, historical architecture, and scenic views.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Or, do you prefer cold nuts or hot nuts?
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