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#409823 - 01/27/15 03:10 PM Massachusetts is closed
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Yes, that's correct. All roadways have been closed since 6 last night and the storm is not expected to leave until 9-10 tonight. Boston's Public Transit system closed last night at 11 and there has been no service anywhere in the state all day.

I know, to lots of you this it's like complaining to Cam "aboot" your sciatica, but we already have 30". It's rate now is 2/3" per hr. That's another 10-15" before it ends. It's powdery, so it's drifting wildly in 50 mph winds. I'm on my way "oot" (Jeezuz, after almost 5 years, why the hell is he starting that Canadian thing NOW?) to dig out the garage door, which is so drifted in that it won't open to release the snowblower.

Stroke #4, here I come. It's 13 degrees F. I am actually putting on my thermal union suit for the first time in years.
Glad I washed it after the last time.
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#409825 - 01/27/15 03:25 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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I ran the snowblower over the deeper / heavier stuff around 10am so as to not get too far behind the curve.

I'm not union though, so I used my birthday suit instead. Also washed since the last time I used it.
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#409826 - 01/27/15 03:27 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: BobKay]
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Take care, all y'all. I don't know how you deal with all that mess. Give me 4 inches of snow and I'm miserable.
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#409827 - 01/27/15 03:59 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: BobKay]
real80sman Offline
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Thermal suit at 13 deg F?!?!? That's beach weather! We've had minus 23 deg F this year. (-31C) eek

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#409828 - 01/27/15 04:04 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: BobKay]
exlabdriver Offline
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After living in The Great White North for 6 1/2 decades, I've never heard any Canuck ever pronounce 'oot' for 'out' or 'about'. It is curious where that comes from.

I have heard numerous tines in the SE US, in response to 'Thank you' - 'Uh Huh' ("uh-huh", a grunting expression used to indicate affirmation, agreement, or gratification) instead of 'Your Welcome', that we use up here, ha!

Good luck with dealing with your blizzard. After experiencing many of them from one end of our country to the other (especially in The Maritimes), I've found that it builds character...

TAM

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#409829 - 01/27/15 04:16 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: exlabdriver]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
...

Good luck with dealing with your blizzard. After experiencing many of them from one end of our country to the other (especially in The Maritimes), I've found that it builds character...

TAM

And huge snow drifts, which are wicked fun when you're a kid, but not such fun as a growd up.

As for as that aboot stuff, its cuz we don't pronounce it with an imaginary a before the o like them yanks do. It's about, not abaout.
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#409831 - 01/27/15 05:18 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: fredk]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Good so far. Snow blower running, no stroke (well, for me, the snow blower has some).
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#409833 - 01/27/15 05:20 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: exlabdriver]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
After living in The Great White North for 6 1/2 decades, I've never heard any Canuck ever pronounce 'oot' for 'out' or 'about'. It is curious where that comes from.

Hang out on the east coast, especially NFld.
It is rather pronounced, far less so in ON and not so much out west at all IMO.
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#409835 - 01/27/15 05:46 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: BobKay]
exlabdriver Offline
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I lived in Gander , Nfld for 3 years, & although I heard some weird stuff there, 'oot' doesn't stand out in my memory.

Some of it might come from certain accents from the British Isles though...

TAM

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#409836 - 01/27/15 05:52 PM Re: Massachusetts is closed [Re: BobKay]
Lampshade Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1235
Loc: Millis, MA
This was a serious storm. Very windy. Luckily, the drifts were kind to me and the snow is of the light and fluffy variety. I took it slow and easy. The roads are still closed here in eastern Massachusetts. We have had many worse storms then this one, but I am glad it was taken seriously.
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