Friday, February 12, 2010

Hurricane

HURRICANE, n. An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain old-fashioned sea-captains. It is also used in the construction of the upper decks of steamboats, but generally speaking, the hurricane's usefulness has outlasted it.

2010 Update: A tropical depression, an agent of tropical depression or a cure for tropical depression. A moderate depression is a dell with a farmer in it.

12 comments:

Jim said...

Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans has the best Hurricanes you could ever have. And you can keep the glass for a souvenir.
Those glasses make good takeouts too while you walk around on the streets.
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Nessa said...

I like your update, Doug. You covered all of the bases. hurricanes became less popular when they were given boys' names.

PS: It wasn't me. I wouldn't leave that kind of comment on a post about your niece. That would be inappropriate. I know better.

PSS: Is blogger giving anyone else difficulties in commenting?

Jim said...
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Karen said...

The migrating comment said ...

Love and Death by Sara Teasdale

Shall we, too (soon), rise forgetful from our sleep,
And shall my soul that lies within your hand
Remember nothing, as the blowing sand
Forgets the palm where long blue shadows creep
When winds along the darkened desert sweep?

Or would it still remember, tho' it spanned
A thousand heavens, while the planets fanned
The vacant ether with their voices deep?
Soul of my soul, no word shall be forgot,
Nor yet alone, beloved, shall we see

The desolation of extinguished suns,
Nor fear the void wherethro' our planet runs,
For still together shall we go and not
Fare forth alone to front eternity.

sauerkraut said...

Reuben Carter.

Thom said...

Hurricane: Iniki

quilly said...

Hurricane -- destructive air. See also, gossip.

TLP said...

Hurricanes are out of season. So last year. Blizzards are all the rage now.

cooper said...

TLP is correct Hurricanes...pfffft

Loved the update.

Karen said...

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Blimey @coop ... You always manage to get me dander up!

I believe TLP was referring to White-Out, the Liquid-Paper typo correct-all.

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Doug said...

Jim, I only ever spent a couple days in New Orleans, but the freedom sin gets there to wander the streets , I found thrilling.

Nessa, a lot of comments seem to have reposted from Wednesday to Thursday. Nothing to worry about.

That's some poem, Karen. Thanks for sharing it.

The man the authorities came to blame, Sauerkraut?

Thom, let her age. My dogs were hurricanes and now they're drafts.

Nicely done, Quilldancer.

That's what I hear, TLP. Of course, you scoop all year, don't you?

Thanks, Quill.

Karen, I sure wouldn't blame Cooper for the rising of your dander. Maybe TLP meant a milkshake from Dairy Queen.

Hobbes said...

In THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ there is a character who travels by Hurry Cane.