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    or when I was in high school, we converted that to "nipply" cause a cold day made them stand up

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSmiley View Post
    nippy
    nippy...I learned that by watching "Mad about you" tv series...Paul answered Helen Huntīs question.."whatīs the weather like outside?"...I tought of nipples and associated it forever...thatīs how you never forget a word..by making memorable associations of it! Out of necessity (when living abroad) intensifies this a great deal..

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    Thank you very much guys!
    I can see that it wasn't that an easy question!
    Well, actually, it is no longer freezing outside (What a freezing week last week was!), it's more ...overcast and rainy.Perferct British weather!
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Thank you very much guys!
    I can see that it wasn't that an easy question!
    Well, actually, it is no longer freezing outside (What a freezing week last week was!), it's more ...overcast and rainy.Perferct British weather!
    Thanks again!
    For 'overcast and rainy', we sometimes use the Scottish: driech. (When I say 'we', I may be in something of a minority; but I like the word.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    For 'overcast and rainy', we sometimes use the Scottish: driech. (When I say 'we', I may be in something of a minority; but I like the word.)

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    I believe the original meaning of dreich was long and drawn-out, as we might describe a minister's sermon. It's easy to see how this would evolve to mean dark and miserable, just as the weather is today.

    My personal favourite slang term for freezing cold is "Baltic", although a friend went there in the summer and said it was boiling hot.

    Baltic should not be confused with boracic = boracic lint = skint = having no money.

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