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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.)



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...)