Random Friend-of-a-friend on Facebook started this exchange on my Wall the other day. This Random Friend-of-a-friend (RFOF) lives in the US, I think (from her profile and the friend she is friends with) that she lives somewhere in the north-east, in one of the tiny states up there)
RFOF: You live in Australia, right?
Me: (where is this going?) Right.
RFOF: It doesn't snow there, does it?
Me: Not everywhere, but up in the mountains it does, during winter.
RFOF: But it's hot during Christmas in Australia, right?
Me: Yes, because Christmas is in summer.
RFOF: Then how can it snow?
Me: What do you mean? It snows in winter, in the middle of the year, up in the mountains down in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Here. *I inserted a Google Map link to south-eastern Australia with blue marks on where it snows*
RFOF: But if it's hot at Christmas how can you get snow?
Me: ? Again, what do you mean?
RFOF: Well, it only snows at Christmastime, and your Christmas is hot, so how can you get snow?
At this point I gave up, because (thankfully) the link-friend stepped in and explained to her about the reversed seasons. Apparently RFOF is still confused about how we get snow at a time of year that isn't Christmas.