Monday, August 29, 2011

Aproach* (for Approach*)

While watching the coverage of Hurricane Irene this morning, I thought I heard one of the newscasters say: "As the storm appoarches..." I was eager to find evidence of this audio 'typo' in OhioLINK too, but sadly enough, no dice. In any event, as the storm approaches, it might be time to come in off the porch. And bring in all your garden tools, barbeque skewers, and various other summer accoutrements while you're at it. Any potential projectiles, as it were. Batten down the hatches. So far, no major tree limbs have managed to flatten the car and my bushes are all bowing gracefully, if rather frantically, in the wind. This one, though, is surely off the Beaufort charts. There have been close to 70,000 reported power outages in the area and surely a lot of things blowing around that really shouldn't be, but most of us weathered the storm okay. Hope you're all doing well wherever you are. Keep your powder dry and keep a positive approach. There were 33 cases of Aproach* in OhioLINK (maybe one of those P's got carried away!) and 882 in WorldCat.

(Hurricane Irene as seen from GOES 13 East Satellite, Aug 27, 2011, at 19:24 EST, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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