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Thread poster: Jean-Luc Dumont

Jean-Luc Dumont  Identity Verified
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Nov 10, 2003

Measuring the Cold in North America

Temperature in Fahrenheit:

+60 Californians put on sweaters.

+50 Miami residents turn on the heat.

+45 Vermont residents go to outdoor concert.

+40 You can see your breath.
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Minnesotans go swimming.

+35 Italians cars don`t start.

+32 Water freezes.

+30 You plan your vacation in Australia.

+25 Ohio water freezes.
Californians weep pitiably
Minnesotans eat ice cream.
Canadians go swimming.

+20 Politicians begin to talk about the homeless.
New York City water freezes.
Miami residents plan vacation further south.

+15 French cars don`t start.
Cat insists on sleeping with you.

+10 You need jumper cables to get the car going.

+ 5 American cars don`t start.

0 Alaskans put on T-shirts.

-10 German cars don`t start.
Eyes freeze shut when you blink.

-15 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo.
Arkansans stick tongues on metal objects.
Miami residents cease to exist.

-20 Cat insists on sleeping in pajamas with you.
Politicians actually do something about the homeless.
Minnesotans shovel snow off roof.
Japanese cars don`t start.

-25 Too cold to think.
You need jumper cables to get the driver going.
Wisconsin-Eau Claire students walk rapidly across the footbridge.

-30 You plan a two week hot bath.
Swedish cars don`t start.

-40 Californians disappear.
Minnesotans button top button.
Canadians put on sweater.
Your car helps you plan your trip south.

-50 Congressional hot air freezes.
Alaskans close the bathroom window.

-80 Hell freezes over.
Polar bears move south.
Green Bay Packer fans order hot cocoa at the game.

-90 Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets.

-100 Canadian buildings turn off air conditioning.

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Gayle Wallimann  Identity Verified
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What a laugh! Nov 10, 2003

Thanks for the laugh!

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Will Matter  Identity Verified
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Awesome! Nov 11, 2003

Very true, very funny. Merci.

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sylvie malich
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Reportedly experienced at airport in Iceland Nov 11, 2003

Summer in Iceland

+45° Icelandic college girls in miniskirts and haltertops, young German students in parkas.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Personally experienced at language school in Málaga Nov 11, 2003

November (1986) The school held a party in the open air. Temperature was about 22 degrees C. Brits, Germans and Swiss in short-sleeve shirts, Spaniards in sweaters.

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similar joke Nov 25, 2003

I have seen a similar joke refering to the inhabitants of the UK. In this case Geordies taking the place of Canadians, I seem to remember. Does anybody know this version?
(This is not just a rhetorical question. I would like to see this version if anybody knows it!

[Edited at 2003-11-27 16:54]

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