|From Twitter 06-13-2010
||[Jun. 14th, 2010|04:02 am]
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Dear Weather Service: what is the diff between "partly sunny" and "partly cloudy?"
"Partly sunny" = more clouds than sun
"Partly cloudy" = more sun than clouds
I believe they also used (or used to use) "mostly"
ps. Shouldn't that question mark be *outside* the quotation marks?
(sticking tongue out at punctuation correct in TWITTER, for Pete's sake!)
But the article someone sent me, with quotes from meteorologist, said it was the opposite: partly sunny was sun>clouds, etc. I had thought it was the way you said, but still kinda silly for us. I've seen days when it was part sun/part cloud all day, but the ratios changed every 15-20 minutes.
Mostly makes sense if it is actually mostly cloudy, or mostly sunny.
We like to cater to both the optimists and the pessimists, by a form of term rotation. The realists have their days too, when we announce, "It will basically be overcast all bloody day, but you'll still get stuff done."
The Weather Service.
Thank you, dear Weather Service.
Although the realists down here usually get "It will basically be hotter than bearable and dryer than your plants can stand for the next three to four months so you'd better have money laid aside for your electric bill 'cause it ain't gonna be pretty."
Heheh damn. Sounds pretty much like where I come from. :s