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To think that the people in London who are wearing thick coats, scarf and gloves are mental today?

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ummingandahhing Sun 09-Mar-14 12:35:06

Can they not feel the warmth? Dear God, the sky is BLUE. Huzzah!

mrsjay Sun 09-Mar-14 12:36:19

maybe the are just chilly grin glad it is nice where you are though seems spring has sprung hopefully

Joules68 Sun 09-Mar-14 12:40:02

The bridges over the Thames will be chilly. Be sensible, it's march still not summer!

ummingandahhing Sun 09-Mar-14 12:40:13

So glad I'm here and not where my friend is. She's in Siberia where they are having a "heatwave". Er, it's -9 as opposed to -39! Sweltering! grin

ummingandahhing Sun 09-Mar-14 12:41:20

I refuse to be sensible. The sun has gone to my head!

hoppingElephant Sun 09-Mar-14 12:41:44

Yanbu, I wondered why people were wearing winter coats and scarves too!

Eastpoint Sun 09-Mar-14 12:42:20

It's 19C in London, pretty warm.

ilovesooty Sun 09-Mar-14 12:42:33

YABU to use the term mental in this context, imo.

mrsjay Sun 09-Mar-14 12:43:59

IS IT REALLY <puts bikini on and heads to london>

ummingandahhing Sun 09-Mar-14 12:44:01

Sigh MN is so full of the PO these days. hmm

Joules68 Sun 09-Mar-14 12:44:28

Yeah it's warm right now.... It will cool down quickly tho

I was out running at 7 am, it wasn't warn then! Sky was blue but it was freezing.... Maybe they all set off out early

mrsjay Sun 09-Mar-14 12:45:23

maybe they just got caught out and bulked up as normal it is only te start of march could snow in the next few minutes

lionheart Sun 09-Mar-14 12:46:12

What is PO?

ilovesooty Sun 09-Mar-14 12:49:42

PO seems to be a term used by people who want to justify the use of discriminatory language.

The use of the word mental in this context is offensive in my opinion.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Sun 09-Mar-14 12:51:53

I agree with sooty.

mrsjay Sun 09-Mar-14 12:53:15

it means professionally offended , a bad choice of word I do agree, but I don't think the op meant any harm

ilovesooty Sun 09-Mar-14 12:54:45

I'm sure she didn't but she was thoughtless in using the term.

MamaPain Sun 09-Mar-14 12:55:52

I'm in London, I wore a coat and scarf to walk the dogs this morning so YABU, it was chilly.

If they're still wearing coats at this time, I suspect, as it is London, they might be like my DH, and be from abroad and think that anything under 25C is freezing.

60sname Sun 09-Mar-14 12:57:18

Oh boy. ilovesooty please suggest alternatives

OP YANBU though it's probably still a bit chilly in the shade. I'll be taking my coat out today as I'll be returning at night...

lionheart Sun 09-Mar-14 12:58:58

I think we have a long way to go to raise awareness of language as it relates to mental health.

Words like imbecile, cretin, moron and idiot (and so many others) do circulate endlessly outside of their original contexts but it shouldn't be impossible to think of other terms which aren't tainted in some way.

After all, language should be imaginative and should also evolve.

But to give another answer to the OP, some people just feel the cold more. smile

lionheart Sun 09-Mar-14 13:01:04

Okay, thanks mrsjay. It's a variation on PC then? Meant to short-circuit and debate about language and power and minority rights and all that.

Marrow Sun 09-Mar-14 13:01:07

I think people wrapped up are less odd than the woman I have just seen.
She was wearing sandals, shorts and a little vest top - it is sunny here but only 11 degrees!!

lionheart Sun 09-Mar-14 13:03:39

I have seen a few people wearing shorts and t-shirts today.

childwrangler Sun 09-Mar-14 13:07:29

I was about to say the same as Mama Pain. I'm in a very hot country right now (high 40s common in summer). The first year I was here I was astounded to see children bundled up in big coats and balaclavas when it got down to 25. This year, I resorted to wearing a coat...

Glitterfeet Sun 09-Mar-14 13:07:39

I went to London yesterday, it was cold when I went to the station, hot around lunchtime, then cold on my way home.

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