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Super Typhoon what now?

It is rare that the weather page I've bookmarked makes me laugh out loud. Since these things change frequently, I'll copy and highlight the relevant bit for you:

Tropical Weather:
East Pacific: Tropical Storm Otis
Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Longwang
Central Pacific: Tropical Depression Kenneth

Jokes this has already inspired in this household in the last five minutes:

"Typhoon Longwang thrusts into the islands."
"Expect a large surge with this storm."
"Longwang has his way with eastern Pacific."
"The little blue pill to treat your tropical depression..."

Go ahead; join in.

(I do apologize for anyone actually in the path of this storm. But really, the name.)



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
Dude, I just peeked at my wunderground.com page, too! XD

I have no jokes, though. I suck. *hangs head*
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
Well, a gal's got to look at the wunderground page each evening, to know what to wear the next day. It seldom turns out so entertaining, though. :D
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
"Longwang repeatedly slams Pacific."
"Longwang thrusts into Hawaii."
"Longwang expected to brush coastline."
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. Exactly. You see the potential here.
Sep. 30th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
"Threat of Longwang overblown"
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
*snicker* Nice one.
Sep. 30th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
"Longwang coming much sooner than anticipated."
"Local nunnery prays for delivery from Longwang."
"Longwang starts out powerful, but goes softer with time."

I don't know if residents of other countries have as much fun with our language as we do with theirs, but over the years, I've enjoyed many a laugh with my husband and his friends who work at a large university. Some of the foreign applicants they've seen over the years (with last names listed first, as is customary): Usuk, Mann; Dishpande, Hans; Wong, Wei; and "Wang" with about every suggestive first name imaginable.
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Haha! Great lines, and awesome foreign names. I do hope they have as much fun with foreign languages in other countries, or else they're missing out on some good stupid fun. :) (I was going to say, "Maybe in some other country, Johnson means something obscene," but, oh, wait...)
Sep. 30th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)

"Guam: Well, I think it might be nice if you visit with the tsunamis and Longwang.
Hawaii: Who?
Guam: The weird tropical storm in Pacific’s room.
Hawaii: I think I have a dance to go to.
Guam: Well that’s okay. Oh can you remember to turn off the stove in 20 minutes?
Hawaii: I can remember lots of things. (Guam leaves the kitchen.) This is the single worst day of my entire life.
Pacific O: What the hell are you bitchin’ about? I gotta sleep under a tropical storm named after a big dork.
Hawaii: Well where am I sleeping?
Pacific O: Sofa city, sweetheart.
(Pacific O puts his headphones back on and goes back to jamming to his music.)

"Longwang's here for five hours, and he's got somebody. I live here my whole life, and I'm like a disease. "

yes. I went there.
Sep. 30th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, if no one else mentioned the Donger, I was going to, so I'm glad you went there.

That's pretty hilarious really.
Sep. 30th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh golly.
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