Sunday, February 07, 2010

It's Schneechaos! Snowpocalypse! Snowmageddon in Washington, D.C.

Schneechaos, Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, I do love those names applied to the snowstorm in Washington, D.C. What I can't figure out is why people who are out walking in the snow, pictured above, would carry umbrellas designed for rain. I am struck by the curiosity of 2 random walkers not only carrying umbrellas but that they are totally matching large red ones with wooden handles. Hotel issue?

While President Obama is being credited for the term Snowmageddon, which is pretty cute, the word is older, and apparently was used in England for this year's snowstorms. Schneechaos is a favorite term for this year's snowy winter in Europe (especially Germany), and Snowpocalypse dates back to at least 2008.

With widespread power outages in the Washington area, some citizens may be deprived of watching the Super Bowl. For others, a nearly worse fate: many web comments on stories of the storm have the bad news: "Beer is gone."


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