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Old 10-19-2009, 01:34 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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southerners are afraid of the WORD cold.

eek: its cold outside.
southerner: yeah, its chilly.
eek: na..its cold.
southerner: yes, its a bit nippy.
eek: son, its cold outside.
southerner: its kinda cool outside.
eek: say it with me, coooolllld
southerner: niiiiiiipppppyyyy

i'm convinced that the word cold is not taught in schools in the south.

also, a few things...

the temps have dropped during fall/winter in the south for decades. it has snowed in parts of the south for a long, long, long time every winter.

why on earth are southern ppl still not used to both the cold and the snow in the south??
if it snows one inch, everything gets shut down. it could be 45 degrees and two things will happen:

ppl will complain that its cold
someone will come out in shorts and flipflops with a hoodie

smh at the south for that.

also, when it gets cold and a northerner puts on a jacket or a coat, they look at you funny and ask aren't you hot? no, i'm cold. thats why i have a coat on. oh, but i thought you were from ny? yes, thats why i have a coat on, idiot.

the min it gets 65 outside, southerners complain about the "heat."

aren't southerners used to the heat like we should be used to the cold? oh ok.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by eek View Post
southerners are afraid of the WORD cold.

eek: its cold outside.
southerner: yeah, its chilly.
eek: na..its cold.
southerner: yes, its a bit nippy.
eek: son, its cold outside.
southerner: its kinda cool outside.
eek: say it with me, coooolllld
southerner: niiiiiiipppppyyyy

i'm convinced that the word cold is not taught in schools in the south.
What a laugh.

You should go on the road with this comedy show.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by eek View Post
southerners are afraid of the WORD cold.

eek: its cold outside.
southerner: yeah, its chilly.
eek: na..its cold.
southerner: yes, its a bit nippy.
eek: son, its cold outside.
southerner: its kinda cool outside.
eek: say it with me, coooolllld
southerner: niiiiiiipppppyyyy

i'm convinced that the word cold is not taught in schools in the south.
You've convinced all of us that capitalization isn't taught in Jamaica, NY. By the way, how does one teach the word "cold" in schools? I think that even the lowest level Kindergartner has learned what the word means by the time he/she starts school.

How many southerners do you speak with about the weather each day?
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Originally Posted by eek View Post
southerners are afraid of the WORD cold.

eek: its cold outside.
southerner: yeah, its chilly.
eek: na..its cold.
southerner: yes, its a bit nippy.
eek: son, its cold outside.
southerner: its kinda cool outside.
eek: say it with me, coooolllld
southerner: niiiiiiipppppyyyy
Lol, that had me laughing .

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You've convinced all of us that capitalization isn't taught in Jamaica, NY. By the way, how does one teach the word "cold" in schools? I think that even the lowest level Kindergartner has learned what the word means by the time he/she starts school.

How many southerners do you speak with about the weather each day?
Lol, I live there too (its in South Queens about 15 miles Southeast of Manhattan) and I use capitals.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:50 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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You've convinced all of us that capitalization isn't taught in Jamaica, NY. By the way, how does one teach the word "cold" in schools? I think that even the lowest level Kindergartner has learned what the word means by the time he/she starts school.

How many southerners do you speak with about the weather each day?
i specifically choose not to use capitalization when i post on various forums. save your insults.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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i specifically choose not to use capitalization when i post on various forums. save your insults.
How about taking a little of your own advice there?

Calling Southerners idiots will get you nothing but grief, oh enlightened one.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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i specifically choose not to use capitalization when i post on various forums. save your insults.
Your former English teachers would be so proud! That's akin to choosing not to use punctuation or correct grammar. Why would anyone do such a thing?

Specifically choose to save yours, then insults won't be a problem. Do you really expect to post insulting junk and not get it in return? If so, it's a very naive thought.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:30 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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How about taking a little of your own advice there?

Calling Southerners idiots will get you nothing but grief, oh enlightened one.
thx for the compliment.

and i didn't call southerners idiots. reading is fundamental. taking things into context would also help.

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Your former English teachers would be so proud! That's akin to choosing not to use punctuation or correct grammar. Why would anyone do such a thing?
yes, because this:

hi. today i'm going to post on CD.

is the same as:

hi today im going to post on cd because i just left the store and went to the beach and um yeah thats about it because of um i dunno just thats all i can think of at the moment kthx

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Specifically choose to save yours, then insults won't be a problem. Do you really expect to post insulting junk and not get it in return? If so, it's a very naive thought.
so basically you don't really have anything to say about the topic. save your monologues.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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I hate the cold so Much its not even funny if the Tempature drops below 66 it is to cold for me. I remember the Ice Storm of the south in 03 and I had to walk my dogs I was about to die and it was like 25 degrees outside at 3 in the Afternoon. I bout died. I can deal with Heat and Humidity, but I do like a dry heat a little better. GIve me 5 straights days of 95 degrees with 80% humidity and I okay even losing a couple of Lbs. BUt 5 days with weather below 60 and I am a pissy bastard.

Born and Raised in NC have lived in Chicago for a season (The Fall) and Colorado Springs for a year (First snow I ever saw). Now live in Atlanta. So I am southern at heart.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 8 days ago)
 
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I agree it's mostly just about what they're used to. However I don't think it's universal. I liked the cold when I was a kid in Arkansas.

Body type also matters. If you are "tall and lanky" your body will, generally speaking, lose heat faster so you will likely prefer warmer. If you're "short and squat", as I am, your body retains a good deal of heat on its own so you likely will prefer cooler. I think the South has a fair rate of obesity, but I don't know its average height. If my theory is correct short overweight Southerners shouldn't complain of the cold so much.

(Off-topic but going by this I would say the Sudanese and Rwandans, by selection or design, are likely "made for warm climate." They tend to be long and lanky in body-type with dark-skin to prevent burning or cancer. However I believe many Sudanese settled in places like Minnesota so who knows.)
Omaha,NE has the largest population of Sudanese in the USA. Minneapolis has the largest Somalian population.
BTW, anyone can get skin cancer or a sunburn. I'm black and I have gotten a sunburn.
As for height and weight, I am short(5'5"), but I am not squat(I'm somewhere in the low 130's range) and I don't worry about the cold that much. Actually when some people shake my hand, they tell me that my hands are warm in comparison to theirs.
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