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Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« on: September 11, 2017, 03:51:42 PM »
As in: Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma...

A theory of mine about why hurricanes are given girls' names is that,
mariners couldn't predict when a hurricane was to come, and its nature was unknown to the mariners of old times...
Like women, you just cannot know when they blow... :D

Greetings...
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 03:56:22 PM by SoldierofFortune »

Offline Cavebear

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »
As in: Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma...

A theory of mine about why hurricanes are given girls' names is that,
mariners couldn't predict when a hurricane was to come, and its nature was unknown to the mariners of old times...
Like women, you just cannot know when they blow... :D

Greetings...

Out of date just a tad are we? 
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Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 04:26:59 PM »
Yeah, the feminazis made us start alternating with men's names.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 05:12:10 PM »
Yeah, the feminazis made us start alternating with men's names.

Yes, Im sure that calling a hurricane Andrew makes it MUCH LESS DAMAGING then calling it Annie.  Are you bereft of reason?
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Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 05:14:17 PM »
I was being facetious, or sarcastic, or something..
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 05:16:53 PM »
I was being facetious, or sarcastic, or something..

The "feminazis"  comment made it not sardonic, or whatever.
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Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 06:22:54 PM »
Her icane. Easy.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 06:26:47 PM »
The "feminazis"  comment made it not sardonic, or whatever.
I was channeling Rush (not the band...).
God Not Found
"Never criticize someone unless you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then when you criticize him at least you'll be a mile away - and you'll have his shoes."
Ray Magliozzi
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 06:27:53 PM »
Maybe they'll make a move - Ben Hurricane...probably be better than Sharknado, anyway.
God Not Found
"Never criticize someone unless you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then when you criticize him at least you'll be a mile away - and you'll have his shoes."
Ray Magliozzi
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 08:30:40 PM »
As in: Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma...

A theory of mine about why hurricanes are given girls' names is that,
mariners couldn't predict when a hurricane was to come, and its nature was unknown to the mariners of old times...
Like women, you just cannot know when they blow... :D

Greetings...
That has been changed--both male and female names are used now.
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 12:43:05 AM »
Maybe they'll make a move - Ben Hurricane...probably be better than Sharknado, anyway.

Kosher weather only happens over Israel ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 12:44:34 AM »
As in: Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma...

A theory of mine about why hurricanes are given girls' names is that,
mariners couldn't predict when a hurricane was to come, and its nature was unknown to the mariners of old times...
Like women, you just cannot know when they blow... :D

Greetings...

Girls used to be so unlucky ... that superstitious sailers would throw them overboard, even if they weren't in port ;-(
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Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 11:54:27 AM »
Girls used to be so unlucky ... that superstitious sailers would throw them overboard, even if they weren't in port ;-(
Did any big fish ever swallow them up only to later spit them out? Or does that only happen to godly men, because their bullshit is so hard to swallow?
God Not Found
"Never criticize someone unless you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then when you criticize him at least you'll be a mile away - and you'll have his shoes."
Ray Magliozzi
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 12:33:57 PM »
Did any big fish ever swallow them up only to later spit them out? Or does that only happen to godly men, because their bullshit is so hard to swallow?
Imagine how often they bathed back then...
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Baruch

Re: Why are hurricanes given girl names?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 01:33:57 PM »
Imagine how often they bathed back then...

That is why women wanted to wear perfume.  Nobleman would actually put perfume up their nostrils (with the snuff) to overcome the stench.  They say India is like that today.
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