Everybody Talks Smack About The Weather; Why?
Have you noticed that more and more we talk about weather like it’s an enemy combatant? We speak of attacking tornadoes, deadly winds, killing frosts, sinister clouds. We treat heat waves like crime waves, storm threats like terrorist threats.
Granted, for the unhealthy and the homeless — and for those caught in the wrong storms at the wrong time — extreme weather can be extremely disastrous. But for most people, winds are not wicked and sun is not sinister.
To hear some people talk about it, though, weather is out to get us: