Friday, April 25, 2008

The Official Canadian Conversion Chart

This morning, as I'm looking at a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, I decided it was a good time to post this little bit of Canadian humour! I found this some time ago and have been saving it for just the right time. You have to be a hockey fan to get the last line. For those of you who aren't from around here, the Calgary Flames just got eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Because Joshua is from Edmonton, we cheer for the Edmonton Oilers and against the Flames! There is a fierce rivalry between the two cities. The Oilers didn't even make it to the playoffs, but that didn't stop us from gloating when the Flames were eliminated!

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians plant gardens.

35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
Italian Cars won't start.
Canadians drive with the windows down.

32 Fahrenheit (0 C)
American water freezes.
Canadian water gets thicker.

0 Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60 Fahrenheit (-51 C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100 Fahrenheit (-73 C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173 Fahrenheit (-114 C)
Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

-460 Fahrenheit (-273 C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

-500 Fahrenheit (-295 C)
Hell freezes over.
The Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup.


GE is me said...

Okay Peggy, I'm looking at your conversion chart & it's awfully warm for y'all to have snow. 50 degrees? I liked the conversion chart. Are you both from Canada? I will be calling you one of these days & I haven't posted that one yet, 'cuz well, I don't know how to do that w/out publishing the whole comment.
Are you tired of the snow yet? I'd be so jonesing for spring. Oh wait, spring is here. I just spoke w/my Aunt in OHIO tonight & she told me the lilacs are blooming.
Haven't seen that here in N.E., but I'm sure it'll be here soon enough.
God Bless, -Gail

Karen said...

OK the last line would've been funnier if I was in Canada... but the rest of it was funny! I can't believe it snowed!!! We are supposed to get a few flurries but nothing to stick. Spring is coming?

Peggy said...

To answer Gail's query, it was still cold and snowy on Friday, when I put up this post. On Saturday, it was so warm we were in t-shirts and watching the snow melt!! Sunday was even warmer!