Jan. 19th, 2019

warriorsavant: (Springtime in Canada)
It is, in rough numbers, cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey,* colder than a witch's tit,** below zero on the Archaic scale. In short, despite dressing for the weather, my face almost froze off just going to the car. I live here why?

How's everyone else holding up with the massive pan-continental storm/cold snap.


*That isn't actually an obscene reference to the gonads of a metallic simian. In the days of wooden ships and iron men, when the traditions of naval service included rum, sodomy, and the lash***, iron cannon balls for ready use were stored on a triangular brass frame, known as a brass monkey. In cold enough weather, the brass contracted more than the iron, and the balls "froze" off. That that this phrase sounded obscene, was entirely not coincidental.
**No clever hidden meaning there. Straight out crude. And probably anti-wiccan. I'll continue blogging after my being turned into a newt gets better****.
***Winston Churchill.
****Monty Python.

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