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World media pokes fun at how
the British handled snowfall

Article hides the words “record snowfall” deep in text
Barely mentions that Europe “has experienced some of its
heaviest winter snowfalls in years”

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4 Feb 09 – Newspapers around the world are poking fun at the way the British handled their latest snowstorm, trumpets this article out of Rome, while hiding the words “record snowfall” deep in the text and barely mentioning that Europe “has experienced some of its heaviest winter snowfalls in years.”

"The nation that beat back the Blitz couldn't, it seems, cope with four inches of snow," reported the International Herald Tribune.

          What about the fact that parts of London received 12 inches of snow?
          Most cities would have a problem with that much unexpected snow.
 
“Canada's Globe and Mail ran a picture on its front page of a cyclist pedalling past a row of red phone boxes covered in snow. "Britain blindsided by record snowfall," said the headline, above an article which explained how the snowfall had brought London to "an uncharacteristic halt."

          Make sure that you caught the words “record snowfall.”

“On the other side of the world, the New Zealand Herald announced: "Snow brings London to a standstill," adding that although there were ample warnings of the bad weather, transport officials "failed to keep a semblance of normalcy in the city" when snow fell on Sunday and Monday.

“Continental Europe, which has experienced some of its heaviest winter snowfalls for years, was also aghast at how Britain was practically shut down by the weather.”

          And these words:Heaviest winter snowfalls for years.”

See entire article by Nick Squires
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/4512138/World-watches-British-weather-in-bemusement.html
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

     

  
 

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