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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

I've been wondering about that myself, despite being familiar with many different Irish accents from both the north and the south.


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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

Weatherbomb smiley - facepalm

Now every strong storm is going to be a weatherbomb, just like every strong cold snap is going to be a polar vortex, like we never had storms or cold snaps before.

We really are easily impressed by shiny things, aren't we.


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Baron Grim

That's actually a regression of sensationalism. Remember the "Snowpocalypse" and "Snowmaggedon" of a few years past? I think there was a "Frankenstorm" in there somewhere as well.


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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

One of the BBC weather forecasters (who are employees of the Meteorological Office) gave a rational explanation of it - it's derived from a bona fide meteorological term - explosive cyclogenesis, a depression that rapidly intensifies by at least 24mb in 24 hours. So, like polar vortex, we've got a proper scientific term that's being misunderstood (look at the Twitter posts that include it) and is likely to be used by some for any storm now because the news media have taken it and splashed it around like Brut on Henry Cooper's face.

I think Sandy was the Frankenstorm - two or three weather systems, including the original Hurricane Sandy, that merged to become the superstorm.


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Post 305

Baron Grim

I'm waiting for the impending "Snowperlative".


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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

I rather like that one smiley - bigeyes It's probably too classy to gain a foothold though. It doesn't have the punch or smiley - yikes value of the others.


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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

How petty has the news become these days?

'Nut rage' delayed Korean Air plane (Dec. 8th)
Korean Air 'nut rage' official quits (Dec. 9th)
'Nut rage' executive apologises (Dec. 12th)
'Nut rage' exec 'made man kneel' Dec 13th)

And today (Dec. 14th) - 'Nut rage' woman visits air stewards

The first of those stories was barely newsworthy; the follow-up stories are nothing more than flogging a dead horse smiley - facepalm


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Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

if you knew Koreans like I know Koreans...


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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

I know you do Sho smiley - winkeye And perhaps to the Koreans this story is relevant and important, but the BBC sure doesn't need to keep dragging out it ad nauseum. Their interest in it has tipped over from valid news interest and into prurience.

There's an over-keen interest in the news these days with stories about people getting something wrong, and then having to say sorry, to the point where I truly believe that as British TV and radio presenters continue to badger people and persistently ask them if they're going to apologise, and as no-one wants to be seen not to, and no-one has the spine to stand up to twerps like Eddie Mair and Paxo, the value of an apology has been cheapened and diluted because it happens so often now, and often in circumstances where there really wasn't a need.


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While Goshos washed their socks by night, all seated on the ground

Oh fer cryin' out loud BBC.

'Nut rage' exec faces criminal probe (Dec 16th)

smiley - facepalm

And it's not a probe, it's an investigation. Probes is what aliens stick up people's bums. I thought everyone knew that.


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