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Storm Abigail

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Why do storms need a name?
    I read somewhere that people don't take female named hurricanes as seriously and so risk their lives.
    Rain pelting down here and it is a bit blowy but nothing dramatic yet. How is Abigail for the rest of you?
     
  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Rotten here. I'm worried about my saplings. Dog refused to go into the garden for a wee.
     
  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Hell mend them then.
     
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  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    If storms are becoming more frequent than I suppose they are being named for reasons of differentiation. No longer can we say the storm of '67 or whatever. Here, Abigail is coming in blasts (ha ;))
     
  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    A big gale. Abigail.

    I completely missed this. Am I the only one?
     
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  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Nope, that one went right over my head like a huge uprooted tree.:oops:
     
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  7. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    Stay safe, all those affected.
     
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    That's stupid. Hurricane storms are named A-Z female one year and male the next. Presumably it's going to be a 'storm but not hurricane force' and will follow the same rules, seeing as how it's Abigail?. So there's no reason why a 'female-name' would be any less dangerous.
     
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Still think they should have TES names.

    aspens
    blazer
    chuk
    Duke of York
     
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  11. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Mumsnet names would be quite funny.
     
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  12. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    It's like a moving fractal of a peacocks tail feather
     
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  14. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I might have had too much coffee
     
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  15. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    At a time hurricanes only had female names.
     
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I've heard it said they end up with the houses more frequently than the male ones do.
     
  18. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Who gives one? A NAME for a hurricane? Really? Could this be less of a question? Helpful possibly to storm recorders but of no concern no the rest of the earth unless you are already 80 and can sit there when you're 90 and say to yr great-grandchildren "Gosh, yes, I remember Abigail in 15..." as they fall gratefully asleep.
     
  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Would you prefer it they gave them numbers?

    Don't forget that children will be conceived during hurricanes, as they are on every other day of the year and when at a loss for a name for the child, there is always the option of googling some event that occurred on the day of conception.

    This might account for the reason that some names such as Leslie aren't gender specific. Check out next year what the most popular name for boys was and if it turns out to be Abigail, it will add weight to this hypothesis.

    Of course those who find any reason to have parties, might also like to refer to them in some way for future reference and can name the one they had today as Abigail's party.
     
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