if you know me, you know that meteorology is my secret passion and my desire to be a weatherwoman has still not been satiated (not even by simulating a weather report at the newseum…)
but here’s my gripe with weather words:
when it’s raining, it rains
when it’s snowing, it snows
when it’s hailing, it hails
when the sun is shining, it’s sunny
when it’s windy, it blows.
makes no damned sense. we need a verb for wind with a “wind” root! I refuse to be a weatherwoman unable to tell the world that it’s winding in Oklahoma.