Hurricane Sandy

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 29 12:04:02 UTC 2012

Yeah, but an idiot could think that "storm surge" just means the storm
suddenly gets stronger and goes crazy, but "water rise" obviously means the
water rises.

Ya gotta learn to think like they do, Wilson.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

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> "Storm-surge" is now "water-rise." _Water-rise_ seems to be a very
> recent coinage, since the Weather Channel has been continually
> explaining its meaning, - "storm-surge" - for the past couple of days.
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