From: Douglas Brooker (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 11 Apr 2006 - 17:53:04 GMT
William Benzon wrote:
>on 4/11/06 12:50 PM, Douglas Brooker at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>you'd know it soon as you touch it. it also has a real distinctive
>>sound/feel when you pack it. like a hearing a sound with the sense of
>>touch. strange. Canadian kids (many/most?) can tell straight away when
>>they look out the window and see snow falling whether it's 'good'
>>packing snow. Of course I only speak about English Canada - don't ask
>>about the Quebecois term.
>I grew up in Western Pennsylvania in the 50s and 60s and know about packing
>snow. That's what we called it too.
nice part of America. some of my family's ancestors came to Canada from
there several centuries ago. maybe they brought the phrase with them.
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