Hmm interesting post there about the names. I don't see any contigency plan for running out of names. I thought I had read about one somewhere once...anyone else know if there is a plan? I read once that, if we ever go past 21, they will use the Greek alphabet... alpha, beta, etc. The NW pacific list seems strange to us, as it compromises local names from the region. I did a brief essay on the 2004 NW pacific typhoon season, and it was interesting to sit down with my Japanese teacher and figure out the nationality of the various names. It was much more diverse than our list. It's like we have our token minority name (jose) to please the ACLU or something. I like the name Ophelia (Shakespeare).
EDIT: Watch... jose will come and kill me for that.
hurricane names are for countries along the north atlantic basin. the united states is one of those... just the biggest. the aclu would be more interested in stuff like.. oh, suing somebody for spraypainting 'God deliver us' on a boarded up window on a public building or something. that's an unacceptable sentiment to express in this country, after all. and yes, at this rate jose will come deliver your beatdown around august 20. -HF
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