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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.