Friday, November 24, 2017

The latest place to experience extreme weather: Great Britain

The latest place to experience extreme weather: Great Britain

The combination of snow and hurricane-force winds is not pleasant.

Excluding ironic remarks by the Pythons, this may be the single most British sentence written since Dickens died: "The Bishop of Grimsby blesses Lincolnshire gritters at a depot in Sturton-by-Stow." That entire sentence is baffling to me, but I can deduce what it means from the accompanying photo, which shows a red-robed cleric blessing some kind of truck which seems to be designed for emergency winter activities.

If you're not familiar with Sturton-by-Stow, it seems to be quite close to Thorpe in the Fallows, Potterhanworth Booths, Holton cum Beckering and Normanby-by-Spital. You know, just north of Sots Hole, by the Metheringham Fen. I have no idea what any of that means. It may be part of a Tolkein novel for all I know. But whatever it is, it's just about the coolest, quaintest, most Britishy-sounding stuff ever!

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