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Sunday, March 01, 2009

ESL Student Blog: In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

This famous saying refers to the weather pattern in the month of March. The full version of this traditional weather folklore saying is: "March comes in as a lion, goes out as a lamb".

The third month of the calendar year typically starts cold and ferocious, bringing lots of precipitation (rain, freezing rain, snow, sleet) and gusty winds. It’s therefore compared to a lion. However, by the end of this month we usually experience friendlier and gentler weather with warm breezes and lots of sunshine. This part of the month is compared to a lamb (we often say in English: as gentle as a lamb).

Since March is a transitional month between winter and spring, and the weather is always changeable and unpredictable, sometimes the opposite may be quite true - the month can start off nice and warm and end chilly and blustery with lots of cold showers.

Look outside your window. What is the weather like today - is it like a lion or is it like a lamb? Is it raging and angry or calm and peaceful?

How true is this weather predictor saying, in your opinion?

POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 2:23 PM
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