I wonder how many people notice that a lot of meteorologists can’t properly pronounce ‘meteorologist’? :P
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?
Right, weather people. With some of the local forecasters you have to wonder if they ever look out a window. I don’t believe they do. They just read what’s on the cue cards, no questions asked. The important thing is their hair, not their forecasts; you…
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