Sunday, December 16, 2007
When the weather forecasters can't help but traffic in euphemisms
It snowed lightly in Madison most of Saturday afternoon -- light fluffy stuff, just enough to be irritating and make even more of a mess of the streets. The forecasters can no longer bear to face reality. They're starting to traffic in euphemisms, not wishing to aggravate their viewers' already oppressive seasonal affective disorder. They said we would get a "dusting" of snow.
The verdict in our household, where we felt provoked beyond endurance: "That was no dusting -- I shoveled that s**t!"
12.19.07 UPDATE: Too dark? Check out Letter from here's Holiday Moratorium on discussions of gloomy weather and winter sadness.