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    Hi everyone!

    I would like some help from Native English speakers - British I hope ;)))- about the weather...
    Is it possible to say 'What a freezy day" or do you say "What a freezing day!"?
    And can someone tell me if the word "forecast" is really used? I've never heard it!

    Thank you very much!

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    I'm Canadian, but hey, that's still in the Commonwealth!

    'freezy day' would be a colloquial phrase; not quite proper. In fact I dont think the adverb 'freezy' even exists, but there is a N. American noun 'freezie' referring I think to a juice popsicle or frozen drink. That's possibly a trade name to get around the trademark of 'slushie' by 7-11. However, when I imagine a cockney accent with the phrase 'what a freezy day!' it seems to fit. :)

    Forecast is used all the time, and not just for weather.

    'The company forecasted a 7% growth in the third quarter.'
    'The forecast said there was a good chance of rain tomorrow.'
    'Our best forecast says the Iraq war will be over in less than 3 months.'
    'Are you going to try to forecast the winner of the tournament?'

    -Jesse

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    Hello Jesse and thank you very much!

    Then, may I ask you how you could use "freezing" about the weather.
    I don't want to say "What a very cold day it is!"
    Is it possible to say "What a freezing cold day!"?

    A Canadian is better suited to answer this question;)))!
    Thanks a bunch!

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    In British English 'freezing cold' is common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    ...A Canadian is better suited to answer this question;)))!
    HAhahaha. Yes that may be true, but I'm from the west. When I was living in Montreal, you could often hear me say "Its f***ing FREEZING outside!" especially because I was not really used to the very cold temperatures.

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    INDEED!
    What a f*** freezing cold day!
    It is already very hndy to know the answer!
    Thank you very much Jesse and Tdol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    INDEED!
    What a f*** freezing cold day!
    It is already very hndy to know the answer!
    Thank you very much Jesse and Tdol!
    hAndy

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    Re: weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In British English 'freezing cold' is common.
    Also just freezing. I think it'd be slightly more common to hear It's freezing out there than It's freezing cold out there.

    Also - though perhaps rather dated - perishing.

    Also taters (Rhyming slang - 'Taters in the mould').

    And, in some dialects, parky .

    If the weather's just a bit chilly, you say there's a nip in the air.

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    Brass monkeys.

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