From: Gordon Selway
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 13:22:32 -0000, Willem wrote:
>I can't refrain from communicating to all of you the magic the
>wonderful neologism IJzelman conveys to this native carrier of Dutch.
>IJzel is the relatively unusual weather condition by which rain is
>converted into ice on reaching the ground (German Glatteis, I don't
>know in English).
"Freezing rain" is our unimaginative name for this phenomenon. Though
people in places like northern Canada or Scotland, who must see more
of it, perhaps have other names.