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The Lingo of Snow

Baghdad residents, understandably, don’t have it down yet. This is a heart-warming story from MSNBC:

“For the first time in my life I saw a snow-rain like this falling in Baghdad,” said Mohammed Abdul-Hussein, a 63-year-old retiree from the New Baghdad area.

“When I was young, I heard from my father that such rain had fallen in the early ’40s on the outskirts of northern Baghdad,” Abdul-Hussein said, referring to snow as a type of rain. “But snow falling in Baghdad in such a magnificent scene was beyond my imagination.”…

Talib Haider, a 19-year-old college student, said “a friend of mine called me at 8 a.m. to wake me up and tell me that the sky is raining snow.”…

An Iraqi who works for The Associated Press said he woke his wife and children shortly after 7 a.m. to “have a look at this strange thing.” He then called his brother and sister and found them awake, also watching the “cotton-like snow drops covering the trees.”…

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