What The Hail???

Matthew Gordon gordonmj at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue Aug 12 17:26:18 UTC 2008

Well, also, there's less variation in the size of dimes than of grapes,
tomatoes, etc.

On 8/12/08 9:04 AM, "Marc Velasco" <marcjvelasco at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> I suspect, although working meteorologists might be sought for confirmation,
> that the use of coin-size denominations of hail is an attempt at using
> something 'universal' and very basic in an attempt to convey safety
> warnings.  So perhaps dimes are more common than cherry tomatoes as lexical
> markers.

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