Why do they give massive hurricanes names? I mean, I understand that there is a need to categorize these for tracking purposes but why proper names? Without being too insensitive, I'm having a hard time reading articles today about Hurricane Dean without thinking about Jericho’s dad…also named Dean.
I just read an article on CNN.com that had the headline;
“Dean charges across
I’m not kidding. That’s really what it said. Immediately I had a mental image of Jericho’s dad, red faced and perspiring, charging across
I remember when I was in 5th grade and Hurricane Hugo went rip shit in
Maybe it’s to keep things lighthearted. “Oh, that’s just cute and cuddly Emily. Isn’t she precious…” We don’t name earthquakes or tornados do we? Whose genius idea was it to name hurricanes? I don’t think there has ever been a Hurricane Magglio. But damn it if my fingers aren’t crossed.