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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm Canadian.

Sorry, I didn't mean to touch a nerve. I have no interest in the Francophone vs Anglophone politics of Canada.

Many of the locals where I live have what is locally referred to as a "French Canadian" accent. By that, they simply mean "Francophone". Believe it or not, this is only partly by virtue of proximity to Quebec, and mostly because the area was originally settled by Habitants and the accent and patterns of speech have been handed down across generations as the colloquial dialect of English.


Usually, "Quebecois", "Quebeckers" and whatever refers to the province of Quebec usually cast a shadow of association with the left-wing "separatistes" psycho-socialists neurotics ecolo-naïves weirdos who think they are "artistes", hating and insulting anyone who doesn't share their sect beliefs.

I definitely don't want to be linked in any way with that.

Oops. I didn't know that. So what is the polite way to refer to a French-speaking person from Quebec? Canadian Francophone?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oops. I didn't know that. So what is the polite way to refer to a French-speaking person from Quebec? Canadian Francophone?

Oh well, it might just be an excess of paranoia from me.
Most people certainly won't be offended as being refered to as Quebecois, especially from non-Canadians.

The most apolitic way to refer to a "Quebecois" would be "Francophone", but would also englobe french-speaking people from other places in Canada -- New-Brunswick for example.
French Canadian has some political weigth (especially with the separatists).
If, speaking with someone, you detect a french canadian accent, asking if he is Canadian and comes from Quebec would be as neutral as "Francophone". If the person hastily reply he's "Quebecois", you are probably talking with a separatist, in which case can only be foreseen misfortune and desolation.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At the summit of one of the local ski areas (Smugglers' Notch), the wind chill today was -76° F (-60° C).
Vermont is local? I was guessing somewhere in the greater D.C area.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At the summit of one of the local ski areas (Smugglers' Notch), the wind chill today was -76° F (-60° C).
Vermont is local? I was guessing somewhere in the greater D.C area.

I used to live in the D.C. area (among other places). Now, I live in Northeastern New York State.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I live in Northeastern New York State.
I had one job, which had a remained at, would have taken me to the Ft. Drum area (recurring trips, not permanent). After having talked to others about what it was like there, I'm glad I never went.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~60 today, ~50 - 55 tomorrow. 8! on Tuesday, with a low of -10 overnight Tue - Wed.

We are all going to die.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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~60 today, ~50 - 55 tomorrow. 8! on Tuesday, with a low of -10 overnight Tue - Wed.

We are all going to die.

What part of Colorado are you in? My memory of it includes some freakish weather changes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 9:33 pm local, it is 47 and rain with the wind out of the west at 2 mph.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What part of Colorado are you in? My memory of it includes some freakish weather changes.
Colorado Springs. Quite a few local temperature records have been broken since I've been here.

In Dec. we had a period of ~20 below normal temperatures, which would have been about ~40-42. Not sure what normal for Jan. is.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What part of Colorado are you in? My memory of it includes some freakish weather changes.
Colorado Springs. Quite a few local temperature records have been broken since I've been here.

In Dec. we had a period of ~20 below normal temperatures, which would have been about ~40-42. Not sure what normal for Jan. is.

I used to live approximately here. I liked Colorado Springs, although I missed going to the beach.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used to live approximately here. I liked Colorado Springs, although I missed going to the beach.
You've either mentioned that before, or someone else on the forum who has lived in that area... I can't recall. My preference would be to live coastal, just not where it snows.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used to live approximately here. I liked Colorado Springs, although I missed going to the beach.
You've either mentioned that before, or someone else on the forum who has lived in that area... I can't recall. My preference would be to live coastal, just not where it snows.

I think I said it before. And you didn't answer, which causes me to believe you live in a trailer down in Fountain or Widefield. :P
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I didn't realize you were asking for specifics. I lived in the same zip code when I first moved here, though not near Quail Lake, and definitely not near Security / Widefield or Fountain. Currently I'm on the NE side of town.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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~60 today, ~50 - 55 tomorrow. 8! on Tuesday, with a low of -10 overnight Tue - Wed.

We are all going to die.
I don't think it hit 45 today.

Looks like they've lowered the expectations. -5 overnight Mon - Tue w/high of 0 on Tuesday. Low of -15 overnight Tue - Wed w/high of 5 on Wed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
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I live in Northeastern New York State.
I had one job, which had a remained at, would have taken me to the Ft. Drum area (recurring trips, not permanent). After having talked to others about what it was like there, I'm glad I never went.

Yeah, they get pounded with lake-effect snow there.

I think it's supposed to be about -20 C here tonight. So far, I'm not minding the winter but I just shaved my beard off last night. I don't think my clean-shaven face is going to appreciate that cold air tomorrow morning. Might have to stay home... :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8°C | °F
Current: Fog
Wind: W at 10 km/h
Humidity: 100%

But, the fog is so dense that the visibility has dropped to 5 ft (or maybe less).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But, the fog is so dense that the visibility has dropped to 5 ft (or maybe less).

That's a good time to go out and do evil (but not on your motorcycle).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very hard time to drive to work. I have stopped commuting on my bike, days like this makes me glad that I'm no longer on my motorbike.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was -8 about an hour ago. Wind chill in the -30 range.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we are expecting it to drop to -30c on the thermometer tonight. It's been between -20c and -30c for a long while here

As for the Quebecois comment, only hard line federalists get insulted being called that. 90% of people living in Quebec don't give a shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonight starts a ~4 day low in the 20's (F). chaos will probably ensue. we will probably loose 10% of our population. i'm serious. if it ever gets below freezing for over an hour around here all hell breaks loose.
schools might have to take a "flood day". we don't call them snow days around these parts (and god help us if it snows -- they will have to send the national gaurd).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-2C during the day up to -8C at night
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE BITCH is snowing again. But we are slowly and steadily crawling towards an average temperature above freezing point.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently (4:25PM CST) 21F (-6.1C) here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Temperatures are not expecting to be above freezing before Friday. We just want the Green Bay Packers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers feel at home. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At sunset, it is 7 F (-14 C) and snowing. Supposed to get a foot of snow tonight.
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