[Ads-l] When Snow Sticks

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 11 16:33:48 UTC 2015

Me too (also MA).  For the obvious reason that the darker (blacker) surfaces of roads and streets absorb more heat than the relative whiteness of snow on lawns.

My lexicon is definitely "sticking" (or not).


      From: Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM>
 Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 9:46 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] When Snow Sticks
On 12/11/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> In other climates, I suppose the first snow of the season might behave that way. But places that get "snowed in", or have lingering accumulations of snow, and continuous sub-freezing temperatures, would not typically experience this phenomenon on subsequent snowfalls.
Actually we do. But on areas that have been cleared of snow. And, so, 
yes, while our front yard is covered from previous snowfall(s), we can 
speak of the new snow sticking (or not) to the street, sidewalk, etc.

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list