Buried by Snow Coverage
I love watching TV snow coverage. At our house we play count-the-cliche’s: “It’s a commuter’s worst nightmare!” COUNT IT!
The big prize goes for the compound cliche sentence:
“Central Ohio is digging out after old man winter teamed up with mother nature to bury us with 3 inches of the white stuff!”
No doubt this storm is very newsworthy. It covers much of the country and it’s causing a lot of problems, but it’s still fun to monitor the hype.
A quick search found the following monikers for the storm:
- Severe winter weather (Boooorrrrriiinnnnggg….)
- WINTER STORM OF THE CENTURY (That’s more like it.)
- LIFE THREATENING
- WINTER’S FURY
- DOUBLE SNOW STORM (Someone’s counting low pressure systems.)
- ELLA (WFSB-TV in Hartford names its storms)
The verbs are just as good:
- BEARS DOWN (I thought the Packers did that?)
- IMPACTS (Impact is not a verb.)
It’s a good thing there is a revolution in Egypt to give us a break from the coverage.