We're doing a job in Darwin which had been delayed due to The Wet, so today I rang the client company to start gearing up the job because we're coming to the end of The Wet and things should start to dry out.
"Nah mate," said the CEO. "Don't bother yet. The Wet ran longer this year because it's a dry."
"Uh. A what?"
"A dry Wet. It'll run into The Dry this year."
He sighed, obviously used to talking to ignorant Southerners. "You know The Wet and The Dry?"
"Well some years The Wet can be really wet, so that's a wet Wet. Some years it can be dry, so that's a dry Wet, and they run longer than usual. The same with The Dry. Some years you can get a dry Dry and other years you get a wet Dry, which can also run longer. The dry Wet is followed by a dry Dry so we'll do the building then." *
I considered this logic for a moment. "And a wet Wet is followed by a wet Dry?"
"Yep, but not a wet Wet followed by a dry Dry."
"So... then we start building in May?"
"Yep. When The Wet has dried."
Obviously on Planet North Australia this is considered normal. The rest of the country call it Troppo.
**Seriously. He actually said this.