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Cold weather sayings

anniesboy
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Cold weather sayings

My grandfather (died many years ago) was a gamekeeper, on days of frost etc he would say.
"Its cold enough for a walking stick"   
I as a child never knew what it meant.
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Re: Cold weather sayings

A phrase I've only ever heard when I worked in North Nottinghamshire referred to dense freezing fog.....  As thick as a bag!
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Re: Cold weather sayings

It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
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Very cold weather conditions. Also known by the derivative phrase - brass monkey weather.
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Re: Cold weather sayings

It's froggy (frosty and foggy)
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anniesboy
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Re: Cold weather sayings

"colder than a witch's tit" -  i don't know the derivation.
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Re: Cold weather sayings

the full saying is colder than a witches tit in an iron bra its in the link about brass monkeys in the post above yours Tongue
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Re: Cold weather sayings

never heard the iron bra bit.  i reckon you're making that up.
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Re: Cold weather sayings

As a youngster I might hear the phrase "It's snowing down South."  This of course was nothing to do with the weather.
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