Appalachian Phrase of the Day

A picture of the snow we didn't get.  


A lick ~ a little bit:  a phrase used in colloquial language 


As in, "It was supposed to snow and ice over Monday night, but it didn't do a lick of nothin'", and that's the truth.  

Snow and a bit of ice were predicted for Monday night into Tuesday morning.  Since I teach, this is a big deal and had the potential for a school closing.  What happened....nothing.  School was on regular schedule and we had some disappointed students, not to mention teachers :)  

We are still in the polar vortex temperature plunge with negative temps occurring in the morning.  We have a wood stove, and it is a lot of work, but at times like these, I am glad for it.  

Stay warm my friends......




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  1. I'll bet your wood stove is nice and toasty warm...not to mention, good smelling! We had a wood stove growing up, and I loved it! The bitter cold is to hit us tomorrow. Not sure I'm ready for it, but...

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  2. That's still pretty.

    We've had snow falling all day.

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  3. ...a phrase that I've heard and used. Tomorrow schools are closed because of low temps and high winds.

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  4. Seems like it is always snowing here by me. If they closed the schools when it snowed no one would go to school. :)

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  5. Lucky you. All that snow you were supposed to get ended up here in Southern Ontario Canada.
    ✲´*。.❄¨¯`*✲。❄。*。¨¯`*✲

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  6. We had a lick of snow last night. Schools were closed, bus schedules altered or cancelled and warnings to drive slow if you need to go out. It's the first snow I've seen in over a year.
    Stay warm!

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  7. Hello, this is one word or phrase I have heard used. Pretty snow covered tree and photo. We had some snow yesterday and it is cold today. Not as cold in some places, thankfully. Stay warm and safe. Wishing you a happy Wednesday!

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  8. You just can't trust the weather to do what it's supposed to these days Michelle 😉

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  9. I have heard this saying. When you see that group of Jays it usually is the last brood staying with their parents, making it easier to search for food in the cold months.Both male and female are the same color so hard to tell that.I get whole shell peanuts for them ,it is fun watching them break open their treat.

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  10. We got probably just under an inch of snow yesterday but not as much as forecasted, thankfully. But its cold outside for sure and now the wind has picked up a bit. Brrrrrr....... Schools were closed here yesterday.

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  11. It is cold here too but not as bad as what I heard about in Chicago and area!

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  12. Of course as Minnesota teachers living on a county a long way from town school closings were a favorite announcement. Now I know of it when kids zip by in the middle of the day on their snowmobiles...:)

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  13. And while out here on the Pacific Northwest we are haing almost Spring weather. Below freezing at night but near 50 during the day
    MB

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  14. The expression I have heard all my life is 'That person is so lazy, he wouldn't hit a lick at a snake!'

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  15. And another use of 'a lick' - Said when someone is doing something foolish,' I tried to talk some sense into her, but it didn't make a lick of difference!'
    Cold here in north Mississippi, but no snow yet.

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