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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    It's warm here with a gentle breeze. Lovely summer morning in mid October. The whole of Ireland seems to be holding its breath, in contrast. Hadn't thought of it until just now but gmc is bang in the firing line when it hits Scotland tomorrow I think...
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    I'm seeing this here in Kingston.

    Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Hurricane Ophelia' - BBC News

    The cloud is thinner and the sun is brighter and more orange, but definitely not its usual yellow gold.
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I just stood on the stoop and had a look out, there's not a breath of wind stirring at all, the trees are motionless.
    Stood on the stoop ?

    Bend one's head or body forwards and downwards ?
    Lower one's moral standards so far as to do something reprehensible ?

    Or the Porch ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    That's what we called it in Lancashire. It's what we holy-stoned every week. It's a perfectly good word. Africaans has it as "stoep", if I remember. It's not a porch, no. It's the step before the threshold. The entrance door to a dwelling fits a door-frame. The outdoor step which occupies that door-frame space along the bottom edge of the door is the threshold. The step leading to the threshold from outdoors, either at the same height as the bottom of the door or lower, is the stoop.

    Here's a sample sentence (from Flight Of The Tiger Moth by Mary Woodbury): "Wes was sitting on his front stoop eating a brown sugar sandwich when Jack pulled into the lane by the manse". That gets the right feel for it.
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    That's what we called it in Lancashire. It's what we holy-stoned every week. It's a perfectly good word. Africaans has it as "stoep", if I remember. It's not a porch, no. It's the step before the threshold. The entrance door to a dwelling fits a door-frame. The outdoor step which occupies that door-frame space along the bottom edge of the door is the threshold. The step leading to the threshold from outdoors, either at the same height as the bottom of the door or lower, is the stoop.

    Here's a sample sentence (from Flight Of The Tiger Moth by Mary Woodbury): "Wes was sitting on his front stoop eating a brown sugar sandwich when Jack pulled into the lane by the manse". That gets the right feel for it.
    You were stood on the stoop of your manse?

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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    Somehow I'm hearing a Yorkshireman saying, "He was lucky. Manse? We dreamed of a manse. There were 14 of us lived in an old bucket..."
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

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    You were stood on the stoop of your manse?
    That was Wes. Wes is fictional. I was stood on the stoop of my Hall.

    One the stoops of my Hall.
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    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

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    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    130 km winds? I reckon itll test out the thatch roofing but 130 isnt too bad.

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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

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    I was driving across the new forth bridge at five in the morning, the wind deflector works but it felt as if some of the gusts when head on almost blew me to a halt. Lines of lorries crabbing sideways on the motorway as the dawn came up quite surreal.

    Funny thing is it was a warm wind.

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