[Ads-l] Medicane

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 30 17:32:28 EDT 2018


My automatic reaction-- to the pronunciation in my head, not to the written
form-- was "*medical* + *cocaine*?"

Mark

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 1:07 PM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:

> New word I found today on CNN:
>
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> People in Greece and Turkey are bracing themselves for a rare and powerful
> hurricane-type storm in southern Europe's Mediterranean region, due to hit
> this weekend.
> The storm, often called a "Medicane" (Mediterranean + hurricane) has
> features similar to hurricanes and typhoons.
>
> Geoff Nathan
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