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    Australians 'need more seasons'

    An Australian scientist says the continent needs five or six seasons to suit its climate.

    Tim Entwisle, chief of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, says Australia should "unhook" itself from the "arbitrary" four seasons it inherited from Britain.
    Mr Entwisle has proposed "sprummer" - the season between spring and summer - and "sprinter" - an early spring.

    He says a new system could help people better understand their environment and monitor signs of climate change.

    "Having four three-month seasons... doesn't make any sense in the place we live," he told Australia's public broadcaster ABC News.

    "Something with more seasons would work better and something that unhooks us from these arbitrary European seasons," he added.

    Aboriginal Australians use up to eight seasons in some parts of the country to capture local conditions.

    Mr Entwisle says that for the system to work well, different regions would need a different number of seasons.

    "I'd be encouraging different areas to have local regional seasons, to spend some time working that out and to use them to reflect what's going on around us," he told ABC.

    He has suggested holding a national debate on the subject, and a public competition to name the new seasons.

    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Australians 'need more seasons'

    This seemed almost sensible until he decided to name it "sprummer", only an Aussie could come up with that.
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    Extraordinary. What then

    ...... Fanuary, Mapril. Septober. Oztember.

    This must be joke.

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    They could have one season called cricket.

    No, might need more than one.
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    someone who has to justify his grant/salary/existence

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    Rather arbitrary to compare the weather of a Continent. The west coast of Tasmania has absolutely nothing in common with the weather of Darwin. Quite a few climate zones between them too.

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    bloody crackin weather at the moment, a little chilly in the morn with a light fog, when it lifts leaves an absolute glorious day , ideal for sneaking of to the 'KIN KIN' pub on the bike for a couple of coldies before hitting the twisties on the way home..ferking lovely time of year

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    Yep, I must agree with Ned, its pissing rain in Perth but very bloody nice, not like that shit pit they call old blighty where one freezes the skin off ones nurry sack.

    But I must add that the summer can be absolute shite sometimes as we can run a week straight of 45 degrees and that will boil the spunk in a camels ballbag.

    Anyway, such is life and have a nice day punting friends.

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    Apart from salt and pepper, may I suggest a good Dijon mustard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen
    But I must add that the summer can be absolute shite sometimes as we can run a week straight of 45 degrees and that will boil the spunk in a camels ballbag.
    A most descriptive piece of writing.

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    ^
    Errrrrrm.......I never said that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    Aboriginal Australians use up to eight seasons in some parts of the country to capture local conditions.
    Too right, quite sure my indigenous uncle don't know the different seasons and refers to weather conditions as good beer drinking weather, good shagging weather, good fishing weather etc ... makes alot of bloody sense if you ask me

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    "Cor blimey Bruce, I cant wait 'til Sumtumn, bladdy Winring weathers no good for me chuzwuzzers....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedwalk
    ferking lovely time of year
    Amen to that Ned. The Alice is perfect right now.

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