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Do Canadians wear short sleeves shirts at 12 degree Celsius?

  1. Dec 7, 2005 #1
    I am a HongKonger. My chemistry teacher comes from Canada and he wears short sleeves shirt every day, even when the temperarure is 10 degree Celcius. May I know is it true that Canadians still wears short sleeves shirt at 10 degree Celcius? I feel freezing. They are very strong....
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    Yep. Few and far between will you find a Canadian who will change out of t-shirt, shorts and sandals before that first snowfall of the season.

    Temperature is relative. When the mercury's been huddling around zero for a month, 10C is a heat wave.
  4. Dec 7, 2005 #3
    Not positive about Canada, but in Michigan, we sure do. =D
  5. Dec 7, 2005 #4
    As long as I keep my head and feet warm, and its not windy, I'm good to about 20 degrees F. My mail man wears shorts all year, which warms my heart, cause he's got some fine legs!
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    I never wear shorts or sandals, but that's personal taste. Although I consider myself very intolerant of cold, 10C is golf-shirt weather. Dave, where the hell are you that it's hovering around 0 for a month? It was -20 here yesterday, +13 2 days ago, -10 today, and supposed to be about +7 tomorrow. Alberta weather never 'hovers' anywhere for more than half an hour. :grumpy:
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    I was only wearing a sweater the other day when the temperature was just below zero.:biggrin:
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    I find that at that temperature, pants are appropriate as well.
  9. Dec 7, 2005 #8
    i wear shorts to work in since i work at a bakery where it's super hot inside (especially in the proofer where the dough rises) & i bus there & back so i'm outside walking to bus stops, etc at nite when it's probably 5C right now. we had snow a few days ago & i was a bit surprised that wearing shorts didn't bother me much. i;m not really used to that though; i've only ever lived on the west coast & have never been to the prairies or ontario.
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    If it's sunny and there's no wind, 10 degrees C is fine for short sleeves, shorts, and sandals in Colorado. Of course, there's not as much atmosphere up here at 2000 meters altitude, so the sunlight matters more than the air temperature.

    This morning it was -20 C, so no shorts and sandals today. On the other hand, we didn't get nearly as much snow as was predicted, so the drive out into the prairie wasn't nearly as bad as I had expected.
  11. Dec 7, 2005 #10
    yeah...i've lived in cdn all my life and even saw someone with shorts on in the middle of winter, with snow,for the first itme in 1998....thats the first time i've seen someone where shorts in teh snow...
  12. Dec 7, 2005 #11

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    My Grandad was Canadian, but he then moved to Ohio. I don't think he ever wore t-shirts. He even moved to Florida when he retired (because I think that's the law in Ohio: retired folks have to move to Miami, but the law never stated which Miami).
  13. Dec 7, 2005 #12
    The Canadians here at PF wear dresses :smile:
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    russians go skinny dipping into 0 deg snow after a few shots of vodka :biggrin:

    of course some die.. but meh :zzz:
  15. Dec 7, 2005 #14
    Having grown up in Edmonton, I'm fairly tolerant of cold temperatures, and since moving to South Carolina, I'm always getting strange looks from people as I walk around in short sleeves, shorts and sandals while everyone else is shivering in those michelin man overstuffed coats or wrapped up in coats and scarves.
  16. Dec 7, 2005 #15
    damn, I was going to say skirts. This is why I don't like to read entire threads, it's not plagarism if I don't read it first.
  17. Dec 7, 2005 #16

    10 degrees celcius is not cold. I've worn shorts and a t-shirt in that weather. Come back when its -20 degrees celsius. Then its cold.
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    And it hits -40 here at least once or twice a year. :mad:
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    Hell I do that occasionally... I think 50 degrees F (too lazy to convert) is about where I say no to cold :P
  20. Dec 7, 2005 #19
    I don't wear shorts anyways. But it's about freezing point here and I'm in short sleeves.
  21. Dec 7, 2005 #20
    10C= ?F... its above freezing though. i wear shorts and flip flops to dinner still sometimes, and we haven't been above 30F for a while. The wind is what kills though, new england is hella windy... thats what gets ya.
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