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Old 17.04.2015, 10:08
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Ask the crystal ball

BTW: Have you noticed the level of Leman lake? It is pretty low and almost all snow has melted already.... It might be a dry year 2015...
His presence would explain it all ...
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His presence would explain it all ...
If anything, it should increase the lake level Unless it drank considerable amount of water and then left to Neuchatel
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Re: Weather!

A lot of electricity in the air this evening.

Fairly frequent lightning up until about an hour ago.
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A lot of electricity in the air this evening.

Fairly frequent lightning up until about an hour ago.
To prove you are right:

120 pictures, 8' exposure 2.6 F, wide Two caught.
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Old 28.04.2015, 09:47
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Amazing photo.
We had nothing here.
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Old 28.04.2015, 20:02
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Ask the crystal ball

BTW: Have you noticed the level of Leman lake? It is pretty low and almost all snow has melted already.... It might be a dry year 2015...

They artificially bring the level of the lake down every two years for walls maintenance etc...that's what my neighbour said anyway, and once in a while he does not make things up!
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They artificially bring the level of the lake down every two years for walls maintenance etc...that's what my neighbour said anyway, and once in a while he does not make things up!
That would take a LOT of BIG dams to contain THIS MUCH water in the SPRING TIME don't ya think? :>
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Old 28.04.2015, 22:23
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They artificially bring the level of the lake down every two years for walls maintenance etc...that's what my neighbour said anyway, and once in a while he does not make things up!
Actually, this is absolutely true.

Lake level can be controlled quite precisely.
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Old 28.04.2015, 22:24
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Actually, this is absolutely true.

Lake level can be controlled quite precisely.
How, Seujet Dam?
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Old 28.04.2015, 23:03
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That would take a LOT of BIG dams to contain THIS MUCH water in the SPRING TIME don't ya think? :>

No, they get it all to squirt out in Geneva...le Jet d'eau. It keeps the tourists happy!
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Old 29.04.2015, 09:51
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That would take a LOT of BIG dams to contain THIS MUCH water in the SPRING TIME don't ya think? :>
No, just one.

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Old 01.05.2015, 15:19
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Re: Weather!

I was planning to visit the Zürich Unterland "day of the open wine cellar" today but it is pi##ing down

Although wine cellar evokes an image of a smoky room with lots of stone and wood, sadly the reality is a series of open air events with plentiful rain water today keeping my wine glass full
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Old 01.05.2015, 16:13
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I was planning to visit the Zürich Unterland "day of the open wine cellar" today but it is pi##ing down

Although wine cellar evokes an image of a smoky room with lots of stone and wood, sadly the reality is a series of open air events with plentiful rain water today keeping my wine glass full
Rain? What rain???
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Old 01.05.2015, 16:18
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Re: Weather!

Well it was certainly raining cats and dogs when we drove home via Lausanne this morning. What a welcome! After 2 weeks of warm sunshine, albeit windy (travelling around Southern Sicily) we got soaked walking to P51 car park- and 9C here up in t'mountains, doh.

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Old 01.05.2015, 16:20
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Doesn't put the bloody kids off, though - still getting loads at the door, wailing like cats and expecting money.
Bah, humbug.
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Doesn't put the bloody kids off, though - still getting loads at the door, wailing like cats and expecting money.
Bah, humbug.
Is that some sort of Fribourg tradition? We've never had it here but Medea Fleecestealer was moaning about it the other day and she lives over that way too.

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Wellit was certainly raining cats and dogs when we drove home via Lausanne this morning. What a welcome! After 2 weeks of warm sunshine, albeit windy, we got soaked walking to P51 car park- and 9C here up in t'mountains, doh.
It was lovely until yesterday evening so I'm blaming you.
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Is that some sort of Fribourg tradition? We've never had it here but Medea Fleecestealer was moaning about it the other day and she lives over that way too.
Probably yet another bloody Catholic tradition, that this Canton seems to be plagued with.

'Sposed to be a way for the kids to get money for a Mothers' Day present ....... little gits will still be down in Denner, tomorrow, clearing the shelves of sweets.
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Re: Weather!

It's raining cats and dogs outside right now, but my neighbour is adamant that "it's raining like a pissing cow" ("Il pleut comme vache qui pisse")!


Do you have your own regional / national colourful weather expressions? I am curious from a linguist point of view to see how many animals are associated with weather expressions.
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It's raining cats and dogs outside right now, but my neighbour is adamant that "it's raining like a pissing cow" ("Il pleut comme vache qui pisse")!


Do you have your own regional / national colourful weather expressions? I am curious from a linguist point of view to see how many animals are associated with weather expressions.
Leje jak z cebra - Polish
Ní hé lá na báistí lá na bpáistí. - Irish

1. Argentina: "It's raining dung head-first."
In Spanish: Esta lloviendo caen soretes de punta.

2. China Hong Kong: "Dog poo is falling."
In Cantonese: ???

3. Denmark: "It's raining cobbler boys," or "raining shoemakers' apprentices."
In Danish: Det regner skomagerdrenge.

4. France: "It's raining like a pissing cow."
In French: Il pleut comme vache qui pisse.

5. Faroe Islands: "It's raining pilot whales."
In Faroese: Tađ regnar av grind.

6. Finland: The direct translation (apparently) is "It's raining as from Esteri's ass," but a better interpretation is "It's raining like Esther sucks," which can be used for both rain and snow. The origin is disputed here, but the phrase comes either from an old brand of water pumps used by firemen, or a goddess Esteri who has mostly disappeared from history except for in this idiom. (Anyone have additional info on this story?)
In Finnish: Sataa kuin Esterin perseestä.

7. Germany: "It's raining puppies."
In German: Es regnet junge Hunde.

8. Greece: "It's raining chair legs."
In Greek: Rixnei kareklopodara. (?????? ?????????????)

9. Ireland: "It's throwing cobblers' knives."
In Irish: Tá sé ag caitheamh sceana gréasaí.

10. The Netherlands: "It's raining old women," and "It's raining pipestems."
In Dutch: Het regent oude wijven and Het regent pijpestelen.

11. Norway: "It's raining troll women," or "It's raining witches."
In Norwegian: Det regner trollkjerringer.

12. Poland, France, Romania: "It's raining frogs."
In Polish: Pada ?abami.
In French: Il pleut des grenouilles.
In Romanian: Plou? cu broa?te.

13. Portugal, Brazil, and other Portuguese-speaking countries: "It's raining pocketknives," and "It's raining frogs' beards."
In Portuguese: Está chovendo canivetes or Está chovendo barba de sapo.

14. Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia: "The rain kills the mice."
In Serbian: Pada kiša, ubi miša. (???? ???? ??? ????)

15. Slovakia, Czech Republic: "Tractors are falling."
In Slovak: Padajú traktory.

16. South Africa and Namibia: "It's raining old women with clubs."
In Afrikaans: Ou vrouens met knopkieries reen.
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It's raining frogs - US mid-west.
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