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Snow related terms that make you cringe

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by The Plowking, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. The Plowking

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    Feeling a bit jaded being Victorian with all this snow......

    So anyway I really hate Jerry/kook terms such as

    'The White Stuff'
    'Winter Wonderland'
    'Snow Bunny'
    'Pow Pow'
    'The White Room'

    'Clear Snow' can get effed too.

    Ever seen that show
    'The last man on earth' ?
    I picture that guy when people use these terms

    Corny a.f.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chookfooter One of Us

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    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Weather systems named '..geddon'
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pow Pow gets the nod.
     
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  9. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    This term is useful a couple of times each season.
    It's NEVER when it's effing sunny
     
  10. Timmossy

    Timmossy One of Us

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    Puking
    It’s either not snowing or puking. Nothing in between.
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL, I love the comparison

    Mine are from your list
     
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    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You should have been here yesterday.

    Unless your the one saying it!
     
  13. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Once again, a term that through overuse has become generic garbage.
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some of the terms they use in snow reports make me cringe:eek: Not so common these days, coz we have cams and social media, but in the heyday these were rolled out all the time

    Springlike conditions : its slush
    Pack the sunscreen : if its not slush already, it will be by 10am
    Firm and fast : its ice
    Pack the wet weather gear or dress for all conditions: its raining
    Forgiving conditions for beginners : its slush, but extra slow slush
    Overnight dusting : at some stage someone saw a flake fall onto the frozen corrugated coral field
    Snow is in the forecast : possibly for Hakuba in january, but not for today here
    Groomers have been working overtime : spreading the slush evenly over the dirt and grass
     
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    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Moist happens to be one of my favourite words, but not in the context of this discussion...
     
  16. The Plowking

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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL, I'm not sure I ever finished it! Must look into that!
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bluebird.... won’t be popular here but I effing hate that term. What the heck is that about? What bluebird? Plus I prefer windy snowy days anyhow :out:
     
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    ‘White room’ any time but especially when it’s just spray ...not to mention ‘hucking’ what’s that?
     
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    Used when they actually mean blue sky
     
  22. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Iirc its fresh snow and blue sky ie. A winning combo
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Full format sweet cherry pow pow used ironically ok? As you sssscrape down goat gully
     
  24. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just a blue sky really. Used outside of alpine context.
     
  26. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Shrug.

     
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    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    “Buller is shit”.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    winner right here.
     
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    "This season is shaping up as the best in 20 years according to [insert hack long range forecaster]" dated 1 June [insert year]
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pizza and french fries. FFS - that's lunch!
     
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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    For a resounding replay...
    bluebird day
    1. denoting or relating to a period of time characterized by sunny, cloudless weather, typically after a night of snowfall.
    Simply the best
    Better than all the rest....LOL
     
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    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes terms used for children, makes sense.

    A lot of these terms are really not that bad.
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Upper intermediate, where 85% of the ski population rates their ability
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why use baby talk?
     
  37. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Condensation nuuuuclei
     
  38. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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  39. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hate the terms but 'pizza... pizza.... PIZZA' does come off the tongue well when yelling at a 5yo
     
  40. Jellybeans

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    Cause they are children.
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    ______ is better
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Japow is better
     
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    *well except this year.
     
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    Jonathan_P One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Naming a snow storm after your latest sponsorship arrangement
     
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    or an Iraq War general. Yep, Thredbo seriously did that.
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did that happen?

    oh boy that takes the cake
     
  48. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    was it norman the stormin? A good rhyme goes a long way
     
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    The defender!

    could be a whole thread discussing Thredbo social media.
     
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    More woke than thou.
    Hey! The White Room is one of my absolute favourite 90s albums.
    It still stands up well today and I won't allow a word to be said against it. :nono:

    [​IMG]
     
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