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Seriously? The Next Major Tropical Storm Is Named Isaias?
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I need to have a serious talk with the hurricane marketing people.If you're going to have a brand, people should at least be able to pronounce it.

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Just a word with vowels and consonants, nothing new.
Are hurricanes marketed? Do they need to be? They will come and go as they please, no?

If one destroys an area, it will be known for that. If it fizzles it will not be known for long.

Hurricanes have their own "marketing strategy", it is beyond our grasp.


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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
Just a word with vowels and consonants, nothing new.

I can hardly wait to hear how the weather hot babes and buff dudes pronounce it smile

Seriously...who comes up with these names? It's like the Weather Channel naming Winter storms. It used to be "there's a Winter storm coming," not "Winter storm Alcibiades has its sights set on Montana."

Since the next hurricane name will start with J, I'm pushing for Jaxxon or Jasembishuthutranp.

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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
Just a word with vowels and consonants, nothing new.

I can hardly wait to hear how the weather hot babes and buff dudes pronounce it smile

Seriously...who comes up with these names? It's like the Weather Channel naming Winter storms. It used to be "there's a Winter storm coming," not "Winter storm Alcibiades has its sights set on Montana."

Since the next hurricane name will start with J, I'm pushing for Jaxxon or Jasembishuthutranp.

Perhaps we are returning to the days of Greek Gods and mythology, that could be fun!

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I read a blurb in my local paper that it's an International committee naming these storms. They didn't say who or what that committee is. With a little searching I find tropical storm names are maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.

I agree, this name is a failure. I don't mind sharing names with people of other languages, but there are plenty that are easier for all to pronounce.

Right now it seems like we're going to get some wind and rain, but I'm 32' above sea level and my house has seen worse. I cranked up the generator (in case power fails), sprayed the paper wasps making their homes under the storm awnings (sorry girls), and put reusable ice packs in the freezer. If the storm doesn't get any worse, that's all the preparation I'll do.

A lot of people in South Florida live in mobile home parks and manufactured housing. These people should go to shelters if the storm gets worse. I hope it doesn't because that seems like it will be a breeding area for more COVID.

I've seen predictions like this and sometimes they veer more easterly after passing Hispaniola and head up "hurricane alley" to the east of our coast. The center is still disorganized so it's still quite unpredictable.

It's really early in the year for a letter "I" storm.

It's pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs and is Spanish for Isaiah. Now I love my Latin American neighbors, but what about Isidro? (ee SEE drow) That one I can pronounce grin

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Was Ichabod already taken? wink

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I think naming storms with people's names is generally stupid. "2020-A9" or "A9" for short would have been fine, IMNSHO. (A for Atlantic, P for Pacific)

And The Weather Channel naming winter storms is even dumber. All the meteorological societies are against it but they soldier on anyway. facepalm


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I’d name them all...

Stormy.

thx

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As far as people go - I think all the Latino people already know how to pronounce it.

Me - my childhood was in the midwest, so a tortilla was a tor-till-la.

Then we moved to Tejas...

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Originally Posted by Notes_Norton
I'm 32' above sea level

I didn't know you lived in the Florida Alps smile

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It's pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs and is Spanish for Isaiah. Now I love my Latin American neighbors, but what about Isidro? (ee SEE drow) That one I can pronounce grin

Well, now I know how to pronounce it, so you've done your public service for today!

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Originally Posted by Markyboard
I’d name them all...

Stormy.

thx

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Originally Posted by Joe Muscara
I think naming storms with people's names is generally stupid. "2020-A9" or "A9" for short would have been fine, IMNSHO. (A for Atlantic, P for Pacific)

And The Weather Channel naming winter storms is even dumber. All the meteorological societies are against it but they soldier on anyway. facepalm

I'm all for this. ... I have not turned the Weather Channel on in 4 years. I use Weather Bug. Less commercials. Better information.


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Originally Posted by Joe Muscara
I think naming storms with people's names is generally stupid. "2020-A9" or "A9" for short would have been fine, IMNSHO. (A for Atlantic, P for Pacific)

And The Weather Channel naming winter storms is even dumber. All the meteorological societies are against it but they soldier on anyway. facepalm

The crazy thing is they always say "The first named storm of the season" or "the third named storm of the season" or whatever. So call it Big Effing Storm 1, Big Effing Storm 2, etc.

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Originally Posted by Anderton
......If you're going to have a brand, people should at least be able to pronounce it.

Perhaps the marketing folks from Volkswagen had input on this Tropical Storm name.
I always wondered about the Volkswagen "Tigaun".

This web site offers 3 different audio pronunciations of "Tiguan": https://www.howtopronounce.com/volkswagen-tiguan
The fact that someone thought this was needed can't be a good thing.

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Originally Posted by harmonizer
I always wondered about the Volkswagen "Tiguan".

This web site offers 3 different audio pronunciations of "Tiguan": https://www.howtopronounce.com/volkswagen-tiguan
The fact that someone thought this was needed can't be a good thing.

I think the people at Volkswagen went through a psychedelics phase...how else can you explain the car name Touareg, which is named after the nomadic Tuareg people of North Africa's Saharan desert?

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I have not turned the Weather Channel on in 4 years. I use Weather Bug. Less commercials. Better information.
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Originally Posted by Anderton
Originally Posted by Notes_Norton
I'm 32' above sea level

I didn't know you lived in the Florida Alps smile

<...snip...>
If you visit me, you need to watch out for nose bleeds, smile

Living in Florida, I would not buy a house anywhere other than the Eastern Sand Ridge. But I grew up here, so I know better than the people who come down from 'up north' and believe anything a real-estate-salsesman tells them.

I'm all ready for Isaias except for dropping the storm awnings (a 10 minute job). I'll probably lose power and perhaps Internet. Being in a sparsely populated part of town, we'll be the last to have power restored So I'll see y'all whenever I can get back on-line,

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