Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot Hot Hot



Only in the UK could they seriously write in a news report that "...temperatures soared over 21 degrees (70f)"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8798983/Passengers-use-bottled-water-to-get-overheated-train-started.html

It reminds me of a UK newspaper headline that Alistair Cooke used to enjoy telling Americans...

"73 DEGREES AND NO RELIEF IN SIGHT"

That'll be just under 23 degrees C then.

5 comments:

Terra Shield said...

LOL. Over here, if the temperature was anywhere near 23C (in the afternoon, that is), they'd say that the temperature 'dipped' instead of 'soared'

nursemyra said...

I wish it would reach 23 in Sydney this week. I'm sick of winter

King of Scurf said...

Terra: I'm not sure I would last long in the Malaysian climate.

nursemyra: I just checked the Sydney weather...your "winter" looks remarkably similar to an English summer.

sriyany said...

I guess it's all about 'fluffing the language' in news reports - although soared seems a bit much

King of Scurf said...

sriyany: Slightly unseasonal weather in the UK is always a topic for fluffing. Thanks for stopping by.