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Since this is the calm before the storm, it’s time again to rain on everyone’s parade and suggest that we should avoid hurricane-related clichés like the plague.
Please remember that:
- There’s no law requiring that we say a hurricane is “barreling” toward shore.
- Hatches are probably not being battened in many homes.
- Mother Nature isn’t furious.
- Communities that escape serious damage didn’t dodge any bullets.
- Cats and dogs will not be falling from the sky.
- Pounding isn’t the only word to describe what’s going to happen.
- Not that many people peel back sardine cans these days; that’s a reference only grampa may get.
I’ve probably missed the boat and forgotten some. Feel free to stick a fork in any others.
(“Memmos;” Aug. 25, 2017)
We haven’t “hunkered down” or “battened the hatches.” We haven’t talked about the hurricane’s “wrath.” “Mother Nature’s fury” hasn’t come up. There haven’t been “calm before the storm” references. Only a few “lashes” have been whipped.
Perhaps we’ve had Matthew “barreling” toward a coast a few too many times.
But, overall, we seem to be avoiding hurricane clichés.
Thanks for not letting them rain down upon the audience.
(“Memmos;” Oct. 7, 2016)