Stop moaning

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06/07/2012 at 11:09

Would everyone please stop moaning about the rain and grow a pair please? Yes, we're going to have a couple of days of heavy rain, but we're British. We're built for this weather, and quite frankly I'd much rather have this torrential rain than that humid and sticky weather of the past few days. Put on a waterproof coat and take a brolly. It's only water, so it won't kill you. I've been to Asda and done the shopping and I'm still here to tell the tale.

06/07/2012 at 11:22

Human skin is water resistant. These days with hot sun, rain, snow and wind it's always a severe weather warning. What happened to the days of having a good old fashioned British stiff upper lip and just calling it crap weather, then getting on with life.

06/07/2012 at 11:22

Our skin is waterproof

06/07/2012 at 11:22

Beat me to it

06/07/2012 at 11:24
TheVicar wrote (see)

Our skin is waterproof

nope.  why do you think it goes all white and puffy when you stay in water too long??  that's because the skin absorbs water and the epidermis swells. that wouldn't happen if it was waterproof.

Edited: 06/07/2012 at 11:25
06/07/2012 at 11:25

But even if you sit in the bath for an hour, you don't dissolve! 


06/07/2012 at 11:25

If the flood warnings are to be believed I think gills and flippers might come in handy.

Notts Runner wrote (see)

 It's only water, so it won't kill you. 

Death by drowning? 

06/07/2012 at 11:25

Water resistant

06/07/2012 at 11:28
So when someones home is flooding and their car is floating down the street perhaps they should grow a pair and open up an umbrella?
06/07/2012 at 11:28
Notts Runner wrote (see)

But even if you sit in the bath for an hour, you don't dissolve! 


Not dissolving isn't how you determine whether something is waterproof...

06/07/2012 at 11:33

Is such a shame seeing all the people being made homeless. Must be awful for them and I do hope the insurance companies sort their lives out and pay up, at least alleviating some of the pressure and stress. Problem is more and more houses are being built on flood plains and drainage being diverted etc Not good

06/07/2012 at 11:43
Dreamtwister wrote (see)

favorite or favourite?

Depends on whether you're English or American

Or perhaps Australian...

06/07/2012 at 11:49

I hate the way that Microsoft Word always tries to tell me that my spelling is wrong, just because I use proper English rather than American English. Facebook and Twitter do as well.

06/07/2012 at 12:41

There are some liquids that have an SG lower than water and they can go straight through your skin and I don't mean acids that burn their way through.  Fortunately rain normally only includes water, well apart from the cats and dogs

06/07/2012 at 17:07

at least we do not get rain like in the USA      Torondo ally     or the lighting they had shown on the news channel last week

06/07/2012 at 18:15
What is a Torondo and who is their ally?
06/07/2012 at 18:18

Or the lighting?

06/07/2012 at 20:43

mid west USA   they have 100s of Torondos

24/11/2012 at 12:41

I LOVE rain! AlwaYS have & always will! I never ever moan about it! It's beautiful! The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned! I love running/walking in it & when it's freezing cold & misty!

People say 'oh, the stupid rain I hate it' but why? Ok, you get your blue rinse  wet & shoes splashed but so what? I'm sure all those in places like Japan etc that have horrendous earth quakes, volcanic eruptions & so on would much rather cope with a drop of rain than the death & destruction of more severe natual disasters!

May the rain continue to reign!

24/11/2012 at 14:29

Swimming in the rain is a surreal experience.  Especially at this time of year with everyone staring at you in amazement.  The rivers are nicely flooded so you hardly have to swim at all, just float along.

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