I wonder how many people notice that a lot of meteorologists can’t properly pronounce ‘meteorologist’?
Originally posted on publikworks:
Yesterday was a fine example of why I never listen to local weather forecasters — sorry, meteorologists. They like to be called ‘meteorologists’, sounds more official, I guess. But what, I ask, do meteors have to do with the weather?
Word derivations are baffling, in case you haven’t noticed, there’s no logic. I mean, we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway, don’t we? How bass ackwards is that? Then there’s the whole asteroid / hemorrhoid conundrum. Hemorrhoids should rightly be called asteroids and vice versa. In a more sensible world, anyway.
Whoa, my train of thought got derailed. Where were we?