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Should we change the name "hurricane" to be more PC?

jackrorabbit 2007/08/23 15:56:07
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Lets face it we live in a PC world and calling huge storms hurricanes
is insulting to women everywhere. It is like saying, "All women are
capable of blowing up and destroying everything around them." In fact
until recently they were all even named after women. (This is in the humor section folks)
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  • Adi 2007/08/23 16:25:06
    None of the above
    Adi
    +8
    Jackrorabbit...seriously...you lost me at hello?!?!?!?!?

    How is the name "hurricane" even related to the female species?!?!?!?


    OMG, i am we todd did>>>i just read your poll answers and everyone else's response below and now i get it...everyone in the office is laughing at me that it took this long...

    hehe...oops =)

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  • Boris Badinov 2008/04/26 11:33:21
    None of the above
    Boris Badinov
    Too Much Already! There's not even any root word connection or even 'Spelling' connection to the supposition that women 'should' be, 'have a right' to be, upset about this word. Intent is absent... Excuse me, it is utterly, totally, completely, pestiforesly Not There. - I am Really sick of somebody's, somewhere's twisted emotional supposing driving everything everywhere for everybody all the Godawful time. - - (A joke? - I don't get it!)
  • Anouser 2008/04/05 05:51:18
    None of the above
    Anouser
    Lmao @ the question...I get it.
  • I'm Left, You're Wrong 2008/02/11 14:58:30
    Undecided
    I'm Left, You're Wrong
    +1
    "It is like saying, All women are
    capable of blowing up and destroying everything around them."....since when is THAT not true!!!! LOL
  • jackror... I'm Lef... 2008/02/13 15:18:18
  • mom2hnh~CSI Beaver~GUNNS 2008/01/19 03:21:27
    Call them iticanes so noones feelings get hurt, and if they are severe you ca...
    mom2hnh~CSI Beaver~GUNNS
    +1
    LMAO!!! But you have to admit, women can blow up all over your @$$!!
  • Timmaaaaaay 2007/12/15 10:15:59 (edited)
    None of the above
    Timmaaaaaay
    +1
    I think we should leave them the same, after all ever T.O a woman... Same as a hurricane
  • kathyleen 2007/12/10 19:52:22
    None of the above
    kathyleen
    +2
    ah, but us women are the more explosive gender and can make any person scurry and search for shelter, so it fits!
  • jackror... kathyleen 2007/12/12 16:34:18
    jackrorabbit
    LOL. Thanks, I needed a laugh :)
  • kathyleen jackror... 2007/12/15 03:06:40
    kathyleen
    thou art welcome. ^-^
  • BrownEyedGirl 2007/12/02 23:04:35 (edited)
    None of the above
    BrownEyedGirl
    Leave it alone! It's not spelled the same so people that are getting sensitive about it are just being OVER sensitive. Though I like the idea of sh*iticanes.
  • jackror... BrownEy... 2007/12/05 17:46:35
    jackrorabbit
    It's in the humor section, meant to be funny, not meant to be serious. It was for all the P.C. people to "chew over".
  • Beks 2007/09/19 17:08:06
    Call them Tempists like the Mediteranian storms
    Beks
    +1
    Tempest is much more romantic sounding...
  • jackror... Beks 2007/09/20 12:36:10
    jackrorabbit
    LOL Great response.
  • MissPick 2007/09/09 05:41:02
    None of the above
    MissPick
    This is so funny!!! LOL!
  • jackror... MissPick 2007/09/09 14:38:35
    jackrorabbit
    +1
    I am glad to see that someone found it funny. I put it in the humor
    section, and people thought it was a for real poll. So I had to add in
    that it was for humor purposes.
  • MissPick jackror... 2007/09/11 07:48:14
    MissPick
    +1
    Seriously??? People took this as more than just goofing off? Now THAT'S sad! LOL! I LMAO over the question and thought it was great!
  • Jess 2007/08/30 23:55:34
    None of the above
    Jess
    +2
    Oh but Jackorabbit all women ARE capable of, "blowing up and destroying everything around them."
  • BrownEy... Jess 2007/12/02 23:05:45
    BrownEyedGirl
    And the sooner men remember that the better off everyone will be! ;-)
  • 20218 2007/08/27 14:08:53
    None of the above
    20218
    +3
    Maybe if we just don't designate them at all and ignore them, they'll go away ;o) lol
  • Tammy 2007/08/27 01:15:31
    None of the above
    Tammy
    +6
    Just a thought for all you out there.....
    MENtal illness
    MENstrual cramps
    MENtal breakdown
    MENopause

    Ever notice how all of women's problems start with men and when we have real trouble, it's HYSterectomy!!! :)
  • jackror... Tammy 2007/08/29 14:10:56
    jackrorabbit
    +1
    ROFL, Too funny Tammy.
  • Shroom 2007/08/25 21:39:13
    None of the above
    Shroom
    wtf are you talking about? they give they male & female names.
  • jackror... Shroom 2007/08/26 14:46:22
    jackrorabbit
    Its in the humor section.
  • Tammy Shroom 2007/08/27 01:18:02
    Tammy
    +1
    He was referring to the fact that they are called "hurricanes"...dictionary pronunciation would be "HER-i-keyn". :)
  • Betty "Jesus is Lord" 2007/08/24 22:12:56
    Undecided
    Betty   "Jesus is Lord"
    +1
    I believe originally when they started giving them women's names, it was because of the saying "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Maybe we should call the furycanes.
  • reminder 2007/08/24 20:39:38
    Alternate from hurricane to himicane with the name
    reminder
    +1
    Is this a male equal rights thing now.
  • aj 2007/08/24 05:40:26
    None of the above
    aj
    +4
    r u kidding me..omg..why does every thing have to be pc..people need to get over it!.. fine lets call it a realy big wind..then folks with gas probs will get mad. omg..rofl!!!!!!! :-)!
  • Valkyries "In God We Trust" 2007/08/24 02:56:22
    Call them iticanes so noones feelings get hurt, and if they are severe you ca...
    Valkyries "In God We Trust"
    +2
    Very nice.:)
  • Tommy Trend 2007/08/24 02:35:43
    None of the above
    Tommy Trend
    +1
    what? no more U? Miami Hurricanes!!!!! I have a lot of Miami Hurricane gear, two sweatshirts and a hat.
  • jackror... Tommy T... 2007/08/24 12:50:48
    jackrorabbit
    +1
    Well, its a liberal institution so as long as it doesn't promote white males then it will be just fine.
  • Sir Jim 2007/08/24 00:50:12
    None of the above
    Sir Jim
    +2
    Maybe Themacane or maybe Big Wind # _____ (start with 1 and go on)
  • Teedee 2007/08/23 23:31:37
    Call them iticanes so noones feelings get hurt, and if they are severe you ca...
    Teedee
    +4
    Could think of quiet a few names..but..my kid is around lol..Dont change anything..you know I get confused easily :))
  • susan BN-0 2007/08/23 21:09:01
    Undecided
    susan BN-0
    +3
    I hate to admit It,but I think a lot of women are capable of blowing up and destrouing everything around them,god knows I did that alot when I was a little girl I had a bad temper.
  • LaChica 2007/08/23 20:57:40
    None of the above
    LaChica
    +3
    I think it is fine the way it is.

    We are capable of blowing up, it all depends on how much you push our buttons!
  • MAGGIE IRISH EYES 2007/08/23 20:16:03
    None of the above
    MAGGIE IRISH EYES
    +4
    Call them UNISEXCANES. Then, no one will be offended.
  • Juli MAGGIE ... 2007/08/24 05:44:18
    Juli
    +4
    Say Unisexcanes three times really fast, Maggie!
  • ronnie 2007/08/23 19:22:02
    Undecided
    ronnie
    +4
    Hell No, don't change the name! Hurricanes are spelled with a u not an e, and, in my opinion, not being made into a gender. Besides, there is to much of this political correctness going on, why not leave this alone????
  • jackror... ronnie 2007/08/24 01:13:22
    jackrorabbit
    +3
    Because this is in the humor section.
  • Valkyri... jackror... 2007/08/24 02:54:09
    Valkyries "In God We Trust"
    +1
    lol, really!
  • Kari 2007/08/23 18:43:18 (edited)
    Undecided
    Kari
    +2
    I had no clue that the word hurricane is somehow related to women, heheh. Ohhh wait, wait, I get it! HUR = HER..? lol. Well, I've never been offended by the word, so don't worry 'bout it. ;)

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