[Ads-l] When Snow Sticks

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 10 06:41:05 UTC 2015

On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 11:30 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

> According to the correspondent quoted in World Wide Words:  "What do you
> call it when falling snow, rather than melting as it touches the ground,
> remains in its frozen, snowy state? I'm from Bristol, where this is
> pitching.
>  But other parts of the country have it as laying or settling or landing,
> or a whole variety of dialect terms.

And yet, "sticking" is so *clearly* the proper term! ;-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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