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Re: Fire Rant

Postby davis123 » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:24 pm

tsayta wrote:I probably woke up in a bad mood this morning but what's the deal with this year's fire season?

-if I see one more news report that uses the term 'tinder' dry, I'm gonna scream. What the heck is a tinder anyways? Surely we can find a new word.

-why is every fire assumed to be started by a smoker?

-why are boaters and drone operators so dumb?

-why is there 7 smoke forums?

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lmao I feel EXACTLY the same way you do haha especially with 'tinder'

It's tinder dry out there...hmm how about just dry...how much drier is tinder dry than just dry lol I hate that word

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Re: Fire Rant

Postby gman313 » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:29 pm

none of those words are as a bad as 'moist'
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby I Think » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:34 pm

Moist likely it will rain and dampen the tinder timber.
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby GordonH » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:40 pm

Tinder = fires grow faster then ever. i.e Rock Creek, newest one Little White
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby tsayta » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:41 pm

Here we go again. Fire hampered by stupid boaters
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby Fancy » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:44 pm

Too bad there wasn't an "oops - dropped the load" on the boaters.
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby Bubalouie » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:47 pm

I would Love to see that.

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Re: Fire Rant

Postby davis123 » Aug 27th, 2015, 2:54 pm

GordonH wrote:Tinder = fires grow faster then ever. i.e Rock Creek, newest one Little White
http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/14 ... quadruples




tinder (ˈtɪndə)
n
1. (Forestry) dry wood or other easily combustible material used for lighting a fire
2. anything inflammatory or dangerous: his speech was tinder to the demonstrators' unrest.
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby Glacier » Aug 27th, 2015, 3:12 pm

They have overused that word so much that we've all tuned it out. Even when the forests are at their normal dryness, it's called "tinder dry."
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby mexi cali » Aug 27th, 2015, 3:23 pm

Lord tinderin jaysus it's dry out there!
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby JBX » Aug 27th, 2015, 3:56 pm

i know what pisses me off.

A winery I have connections with had lost out in 40 grand worth of projected sales due to the media. They have been spinning it in such a way that everybody in Alberta thinks he whole valley is on fire.
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby Glacier » Aug 27th, 2015, 4:06 pm

The tourism marketers kinda shot themselves in the foot by pretending that the fires are having no effect on tourism.
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby Queen K » Aug 27th, 2015, 6:15 pm

When that first headline came out, "smoke not affecting tourism" thingy, I just about coughed up a hairball.

Did they think they were preaching down to kindergarten kids? "Not affecting tourism"? What the HELL? No, I thought the smoke was increasing tourism and more so in Chelan! Cuz you know, this is how tourists want to spend their hard earned dollars, breathing in smoke and pretending it's okay to have smarting eyes and soar throats while on vaca.
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Re: Fire Rant

Postby trapp » Aug 27th, 2015, 6:18 pm

Tinder is a word that adequately describes forests in extreme fire hazard:

tinder
[tin-der]

noun
1. a highly flammable material or preparation formerly used for catching the spark from a flint and steel struck together for fire or light.

2. any dry substance that readily takes fire from a spark.


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Re: Fire Rant

Postby tsayta » Aug 27th, 2015, 6:18 pm

Queen K wrote:When that first headline came out, "smoke not affecting tourism" thingy, I just about coughed up a hairball.

Did they think they were preaching down to kindergarten kids? "Not affecting tourism"? What the HELL? No, I thought the smoke was increasing tourism and more so in Chelan! Cuz you know, this is how tourists want to spend their hard earned dollars, breathing in smoke and pretending it's okay to have smarting eyes and soar throats while on vaca.


bahaha...so true!
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