Pet Peeves

Mark Laurence
Sat Mar 11 13:38:23 EST 2006

The Boston Globe, to their credit, refuses to go along with the  
"nor'easter" baloney and printed a column analyzing how wrong it is.   
Just try saying "nor'easter" and you immediately realize that nobody  
talks like that.  Maybe "no'theaser" would be more appropriate.

On Mar 11, 2006, at 12:28 PM, Doug Drown wrote:

> And then there's the ubiquitous "nor'easter," a term which, in my  
> fifty-four
> years as a born-and-bred Yankee, I've never known anyone to use  
> except news
> anchors, weather forecasters, and print journalists (who appear to  
> have
> picked it up from the former).
> Edward Rowe Snow would be mightily offended.

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