(a?) bracing/invigorating cold

Discussion in 'English Only' started by aaronsun666, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. aaronsun666

    aaronsun666 Senior Member

    Northeast China
    Mandarin
    The Big Bang Theory Season 03 Episode 13

    Sheldon: That is a bracing cold, an invigorating cold. Lord, is it cold!

    Since when did the cold become a countable word except when related to disease?
     
  2. Greyfriar

    Greyfriar Senior Member

    He is simply using adjectives to describe the cold weather. We wouldn't say 'That is bracing cold, invigorating cold. We often say 'There's a cold wind blowing'.
     

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