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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Twitter is storming over the name of Hurricane Hermine

    There’s a storm brewing on Twitter — over the name of a hurricane on the Gulf Coast that is set to make landfall in the US Thursday.
    The internet slammed weather officials for dubbing the storm Hermine, instead suggesting it should have been named after the beloved “Harry Potter” character Hermione or the late Cincinnati gorilla Harambe.
    More than 2,000 people have already signed a Change.org petition urging the World Meteorological Organization to change the name to pay homage to Harambe, who was shot dead in May after a young boy fell into his enclosure.
    “Tropical Storm Hermine sounds terrible, and is disrespectful to the great Harambe. To honor Harambe, a renaming is required to continue his legacy,” the petition said.
    Others insisted that the storm system, which is expected to bring heavy rains to the East Coast during Labor Day weekend, should be called Hermione, after the brainy wizard who is one of Harry Potter’s best friends in the fantasy series.

    The names for tropical storms come from a pre-determined list, which start at the beginning of the alphabet and alternate between genders, and are cycled through every six years.
    The World Meteorological Organization began using this curated list of monikers back in 1979 to avoid confusion if more than one storm system developed at the same time.
    Hermine, the French version of Hermione, is derived from the Greek messenger god, Hermes, and is the eighth tropical storm of the year.
    Each country in the region is given a vote on the international committee that decides the names, which are only retired if a storm is particularly deadly or catastrophic.
    Back in 2010, a different Tropical Storm Hermine killed four people and caused extensive flooding in Texas.
    http://nypost.com/2016/09/01/twitter-is-not-happy-about-the-name-of-tropical-storm-hermine/
     
  2. RONNIE THE CLAW

    RONNIE THE CLAW Well-Known Member VIP

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    Maybe they shouldn't stand up for the national anthem either?
     
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  3. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

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    There’s a storm brewing on Twitter —

    :lol:
     
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    Hermione, now there is a storm brewing in my pants.
     
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    People have too much time on their hands.
     
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    I could care less what they name a hurricane.
     
  8. flaflaflunky

    flaflaflunky Well-Known Member

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    Hurricane names are racist. Why hasn't there been a hurricane Lafawnda, Laquiesha or Le-a (pronounced Ladasha, dash is not silent). Meanwhile, these storms only occurred on continents of color before the white man stole them and brought them here. White privilege once again. I'm boycotting tropical storms and hurricanes. Thanks Obama.
     
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