7.12.2005

Johnny Storm

"It's..."
-the guy at the beginning of Monty Python's Flying Circus

Newsguy the other night said that:

"Hurricane Dennis hit land today. We'll see what damage he caused."

Isn't the idea of naming hurricanes just to keep track of them, not to personify them?

I'm pretty sure we needed an "it" instead of a "he".

Unless of course, said newsguy really thinks the hurricane is a dude. Which, I'm afraid, is possible...

7 comments:

trevor@k’alebøl said...

Dunno about Dennis the Menace, but Hurricane Higgins is very much a dude.

eric j. sherman said...

And what about Rubin Carter?

Eric "Babe" Morse said...

trevor&frank: you're makming me think I need an Act of God moniker like Higgins and Carter. I'm throwing "Mudslide Morse" out there, using it in conversation, seeing if it sticks. As in "Hey, Steve. Mudslide Morse here. How's that new car working out for you?" So far, it's not gaining traction.

eric j. sherman said...

It's the vowel, I think. See what happens with Monsoon.

trevor@k’alebøl said...

If you want something natural & venomous with the added benefit of a rhyming communication reference, how about Morse Toad?

ACoolKid said...
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ACoolKid said...

Here's the worst part:
This year, the Hurricanes are Female names.
How many chicks named Dennis do you know?
Just checking...