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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

this week's Wednesday wondering

I find it mildly fascinating that we tend to give hurricanes Irene or Katia... as if somehow they are simply individuals who have worked themselves into a temper. In another situation, we might invite them round for a cuppa. Our tendency to anthropomorphise, I suppose (I'm not sure anthropomorphism can be converted to a verb, can it?).

 How did you guess? - yes, I have ironing to do.


Emma said...

Yes it is interesting - as is the fact that they're usually women!

Nancy Wallace said...

Is the woman's name meant to give the illusion that the uncontrollable wind can be domesticated and controlled?

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