Schnee (schnee) wrote,
Schnee
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Frankly...

Since everyone's talking about Sandy Sandy now, I decided to read up on the whole thing myself. I was rather surprised by the following passage in the Wikipedia article, though:

Some media outlets began referring to the expected combination of the tropical system and storm front under the nickname "Frankenstorm." As coverage continued, many outlets began eschewing this term in favor of "superstorm", with CNN in particular declaring an embargo on the use of the term "Frankenstorm" in its reporting, citing sensitivity concerns.

"Sensitivity concerns"? What, are they afraid of offending Frankenstein's monster?

Tags: offensiveness, storms
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