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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-26 22:08
Subject: Erk
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"And just south of Cambridge, there's just been two inches of rain in two hours" - BBC TV weather report and forecast, a few minutes ago.

Annoyingly, this has only pushed the humidity up even further. I would have hoped that that intense a thunderstorm would have dropped the temperature, but even the half-inch hail stones didn't do that.

Oh well, we won't have to top the pond up this week.
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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2006-07-26 17:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We haven't had a drop in London. It is still humid enough to stun grannies at twenty paces.

Meh.
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User: knell
Date: 2006-07-26 17:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Indeed. Where the hell's our weather, eh?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-26 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mwahahahaha!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-26 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
(Ooof, too much effort, that chuckle. Now I'm sweating even more.)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-26 17:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I do trust that was a seriously designed scientific experiment whose results you are reporting. Out of curiosity, are these young mid-30s chav grans, or proper OAP ones?

Indeed, are you using the British Standard Granny?
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Ian
User: liasbluestone
Date: 2006-07-27 04:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Surely a chav granny could be as young as, oooh, 25?
The British Standard Female Chav could easily be a great-gran by mid-30s...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-27 06:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Let's see.

If I remember last week's New Scientist correctly, first menstruation has dropped from an average age of 17 in the mid 18th Century to somewhere about 12 today, with 'precocious' puberty now being before the age of 8.

If we assume the mother bears a child on her 8th birthday, and that this proceeds for a few generations (precocious puberty appears to be due to a combination of genetics and environment - well, both will be fairly consistent in this case), you get grannyhood at 16, great-grannyhood at 24, and the early 30s you mention could bring up great-great-grandparenthood.

That's a whole extra generation.

I think you may have been insufficiently ambitious.
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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2006-07-27 05:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
BSGs or nothing.

Why do you think the BSi is located around Richmond and Gunnersbury?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-27 05:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As someone who has on occasion attended meetings at the BSI, I'm very glad to hear of your adherence to proper standards.

Now, which working group actually deals with them? Hmmm.

(As for the 'located around ... Gunnersbury', I think that yes, being above Gunnersbury Tube Station probably qualifies it for that.)
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User: pir
Date: 2006-07-26 18:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bastard
There was a little rain in Hampstead earlier, enough to make the pavement look damp and that was about it.
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hesadevil
User: hesadevil
Date: 2006-07-26 17:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ship some a few miles down the road, we're still dry as dust here.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-26 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When I got home, I was asked if Royston had had a thunderstorm this afternoon, as apparently there was a zinger in Cambridge today. But no, we hadn't.

It does mean that bellinghwoman has had two good storms in one day.

Ah, which quarter of Nuits St Georges your town needs it?
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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
User: _nicolai_
Date: 2006-07-26 18:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We had some intensive rain earlier, causing us to extend our stay in the pub, so after another couple of pints I cycled home under the very light drizzle and impressive visual effects in the sky.
Now it's 20C outside, suitably cool, I feel.
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taffbug
User: taffbug
Date: 2006-07-26 20:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What the heck is the weather doing over there?? The Wall Street Journal had front page news that the Queen has stopped watering her lawn and it's turning brown at Buckingham Palace.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-07-26 20:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We've just had a heat wave for the past mumblety days. With occasional heavy storms when the resulting atmospheric conditions break down briefly.
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surliminal
User: surliminal
Date: 2006-07-26 22:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jeez we're pretty far north and we barely got a few drops either ! Oh wel it meant I got to have my BBQ in peace!
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