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As Easy As A, B, C

We decided to take a short break from language and grammar to talk about hurricane season since hurricanes affect many Americans and often become major news stories at this time of year. Since there have been no named storms yet … Continue reading

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Mac Versus PC, Weather

Everyone loves arguing about which type of computer  is better, Mac or PC, but now that Bill Gates has patents on a weather modification system (Hurricane-calming technology? Bill Gates has a plan), which computer giant would produce the best weather … Continue reading

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Hot as a Firecracker for the Fourth of July

Language and meteorology are intertwined, of course, since communicating the forecast accurately is just about as important as getting the forecast accurate in the first place, and cliches in meteorology are as ineffective (and annoying) as they are in any … Continue reading

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Tornadoes Versus Reports of Tornadoes

While you’ll most likely hear both the number of tornadoes and the number of reports of tornadoes in the media this weekend, these terms are not synonymous. Rather than go into that explanation here, I’ll refer you to the literally, … Continue reading

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Language of Forecasting

I’ve trained many young weather forecasters in my time, and I’ve always said that even the most accurate forecast is of no use if it’s not communicated well. On my weather blog (cloudyandcool.com), I’ve taken a look how well the … Continue reading

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Snow in May?

Since it’s the weekend, I thought I’d take a break from grammar and highlight my favorite weather blog (Paul’s!), cloudyandcool.com. While I like snow as much as the next person during the winter, I certainly don’t want to think about … Continue reading

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Man Can’t Live on Language and Grammar Alone

While the title of this post must be shocking to those of you who read this blog regularly, it’s true. We here at languageandgrammar.com have diverse skills and interests, and one of mine is meteorology. Having worked as an operational … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike Coverage

Many of you know me as a writer and language expert; however, I’ve been a meteorologist for over 20 years, and even though I no longer forecast the weather, I continue to have an intense interest in the weather. With … Continue reading

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Rain Activity and Snow Events

While riding the waves of the Internet, I stumbled across a blog entry that matched well with my recent entry about rain and snow (The Plurals are Rain and Snow). In fact, the entry in John McIntyre’s You Don’t Say … Continue reading

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50% Chance of Rain

I’m a meteorologist, so how long did you expect this blog to go without a weather post? While a 50% chance of rain may not be a grammar error, this type of language use is representative of the information included … Continue reading

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