When it snows, the council workers on the street (invariably women) will chuck a bit of salt down on the pavement, which one never sees. Never ever (I didn’t even know they put salt down on the pavement, that’s how much one doesn’t see it).
When the snow turns to slush, your boots get wet and get white marks all over them, which one is convinced must be sweat marks, even though your feet were closer to freezing than sweating.
Yesterday, I found out that, indeed, salt is laid on the pavement, and there is an official name for the white marks on one’s boots…
They’re called ‘Tide Marks’. Very dinky.