Fifty-five years old, probably forty-five of them watching weather reports on television, and last week The Curmudgeon heard for the very first time the word “derecho” used in a forecast.

As The Curmudgeon has written in the past, the television weather people will do anything they can to try to scare us into watching their broadcasts.  The latest is introducing a new word that seems to have been used for the sole purpose of creating alarm.

Anything to try scare us into watching those clowns.

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  • Barbara S  On June 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I so agree with you. I have a niece who is terrified of the weather, thanks to these reports. In talking with other people, I’ve learned of children being treated for anxiety because they are also terrified of the weather changes. Thank you competitive “news” reporters. It’s rain! or snow! Get over it.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On June 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Not to mention that in the end, it’s the weather and there’s nothing we can do about it.

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