How cold is it??
It`s very cold. It`s super cold! It`s hella cold!! It`s ARTIC!!! That`s right folks – now that we`ve entered the dead middle of winter, we need an appropriate adjective to describe the low temperature. The word is: arctic. Of course, artic refers to the north and south poles of the earth – The Artic Circle and Antarctica. These places are so stupidly cold that their very names can be used as descriptors for very cold weather. For example, maybe my friend says to me, Weren`t you cold riding your bike today?, to which I`d answer, Of course I was! It`s artic outside!Despite being non-standard English, the meaning is loud and clear. So when you`re tramping around Odori this weekend looking at the snow festival, you`ll know exactly what it means when the guy next to you mutters, Damn, it`s artic out here!
Enjoy winter while it lasts, everyone: spring is on its way!