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Why a Spanish name like Alberto?? Shouldnt it be Albert?

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posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:11 PM
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I find it funny that the first hurricane/tropical storm is named "Alberto"


With all the "Lets speak English- This is an American nation, here we go and give

this storm a Spanish name.

Why? Isnt that a little funny? Now i do realize that names are picked bla bla bla...but really!!! Whats the next? Bernarda?




posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:22 PM
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Funny thought! One that I had really not thought of before. Maybe it is to make the latin names the "enemy"


In all seriousness though, I am hoping that everyone will be ok over there, and that the rain doesn't cause any serious flooding or other forms of damage.

Hurricane Bernarda... Sounds like the name of some crazy drag queen!!



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Why? Isnt that a little funny? Now i do realize that names are picked bla bla bla...but really!!! Whats the next? Bernarda?


Umm, maybe because this is America and Americans named the damn thing and the last time I checked being an American was not limited to those with white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes.

It's probably some idiot 4 lettered organizations that is threatening to sue all the weather men cause they keep choosing 'white' names. I guess the next few hurricanes will be named Bin, Chin, Dato, Ellen, Francois, Gladis and Hakeem


Anyways, good article. Interesting


What about Francis? That's a spanish name , I think




[edit on 12/6/2006 by SportyMB]



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by niteboy82
Funny thought! One that I had really not thought of before. Maybe it is to make the latin names the "enemy"


In all seriousness though, I am hoping that everyone will be ok over there, and that the rain doesn't cause any serious flooding or other forms of damage.

Hurricane Bernarda... Sounds like the name of some crazy drag queen!!


Isn't it male names this year?

How about Hurricane Bob?



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by stumason

Isn't it male names this year?

How about Hurricane Bob?


The names go back and forth between male female. Anna, Billy, Callie, Daniel, Edwina... and so forth. Every year. It just goes back and forth. Equal opportuny destructive names.



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:40 PM
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Does this mean we get to have a Hurricane Jesus?

"Jesus destroyed serveral towns in south florida today"



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:40 PM
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Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William

If we run out of names like last year they start the Greek alphabet.
I think they'll be dipping into this list again, they're predicting an active season.

Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta
Eta
Theta
Iota
Kappa
Lambda
Mu
Nu
Xi
Omicron
Pi
Rho
Sigma
Tau
Upsilon
Phi
Chi
Psi
Omega

[edit on 12/6/2006 by anxietydisorder]



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:53 PM
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Ernesto and Kirk get my vote for coolest sounding Hurricane names this year. That is, if a Hurricane can ever be cool.

I can just imagine "Hurrican KiiiiiiiirK! is headed towards the Gulf" in my best Khan imitation.



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 10:01 PM
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Alberto --Spanish
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto --Spanish
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar --could be spanish
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William


Sorry- my mind works in strange ways



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:39 PM
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I think Spanish names are pretty appropriate, since the Carribean, which gets heavily hit by Hurriaces, is mostly Spanish speaking countries anyway.

And I agree with Sporty. Alberto is just as American as Billy Bob or something like it.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:49 PM
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Actually DG, his original name was Hurricane Gary but really who's gonna run when Hurricane Gary is coming? Nobody...oh it's just Gary...you know how he is.

Alberto has more authority. He was going to go with Hurricane Zod but warner brothers threatened to sue now that they're relaunching superman.

WHich is too bad because if you knew hurricane zod was coming you'd get the heck out of dodge.

Spiderj



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 04:07 PM
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Alberto --Spanish
Beryl -- Welsh or Indonesian
Chris -- Hebrew or Floridian
Debby ---definitely Texan
Ernesto --Spanish
Florence --South Carolinian
Gordon --Alcohol Inspired ~ google gin
Helene -- Greek
Isaac -- Hebrew
Joyce -- Half-blind incomprehensible Irish
Kirk -- United Federation
Leslie -- More Greek, probably from a Tony Curtis character ~ points for knowing the movie
Michael --Hebrew
Nadine-- Bible Belt, probably stems from a misunderstanding between dyslexic mechanics
Oscar --could be spanish - could be Hollywood
Patty -- Roman, or possibly a French maker of cakes
Rafael -- Hebrew
Sandy-- Canine -especially common amongst breeds owned by elderly spinsters
Tony -- Welsh? Maybe Italian
Valerie -- More Greek, or Nordic - maybe Midwestern
William -- Germanic - formal for presenting a check

See? Not ALL Spanish!


[edit on 13-6-2006 by triptrippington]

[edit on 13-6-2006 by triptrippington]

[edit on 13-6-2006 by triptrippington]



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 09:28 PM
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Alberto
Beryl - Potential
Chris
Debby - Who the hell is scared of Hurricane "Debby", c'mon....
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon - Potential
Helene - Potential
Isaac - Potential
Joyce
Kirk - Insert Star Trek joke here.... (thank goodness it isn't Hurricane Khan!)
Leslie - you're kidding, right?
Michael
Nadine
Oscar - Potential
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony - Beware of raining pizzas?
Valerie
William - Potential (if we get this high)

Names that sound like they could be tough storms (Potential)....

Chris - actually this is Greek (for Follower of Christ, "Christopher")


[edit on 14-6-2006 by Gazrok]



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:19 PM
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Totally off topic but...GAZ holy crap! Good to hear from ya!

Ah summertime and the rok is in the house!

Nice!

SPiderj


ps: yes I know only a couple of sentences and completely off topic so whatever point penalty go ahead and apply...totally worth it.


Was actually thinkin' of sendin' a u2u just to be a jewish motha and see how you and yours were doin.

edit to add: yes yes, I know he's been around but I haven't run in to him in a long time.

[edit on 6/14/2006 by Spiderj]



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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The names are English/American, French and Spanish. Those are the three main languages spoken by the countries that are affected by hurricanes.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 02:31 PM
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Hurricane Helene sounds kind of sweet


I went out with a debby - and yes, she was like a hurricane, only a little more violent, and less willing to listen.




posted on May, 29 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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Why even give them names......

I always have been puzzled by that, why not simply call it a hurricane? I mean what next? pet names for typhoons? tiddles the typhoon killed hundreds of people today......

[edit on 29-5-2008 by _Phoenix_]



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
How about Hurricane Bob?


The first hurricane I rode out in New Orleans during the seventies, which was the first year that male names were assigned to hurricanes, was named Bob. It was a nasty storm as storms go, but as hurricanes go, Bob was a wimp.

The Times-Picayune's headline the next day said that Bob had sashayed through town.

The use of names of other cultures has been going on for quite a number of years.

The last storm I rode out in New Orleans was Georges. It was the worst of the storms that hit or grazed New Orleans in the twenty-two years I was there, but still quite minor as hurricanes go.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 03:03 PM
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The first named storm of this year is ALMA. Alberto was a 2006 name. I don't think it was retired, but many other names have been. There's only so many to choose from, and it seems appropriate for some of the names to be Spanish names, given that the hurricane zone for the Atlantic/Pacific encompass Spanish-speaking countries, including Puerto Rico, Cuba and Central America. Also these areas often seem the hardest hit overall in many hurricane seasons.

Cheers

[edit on 29-5-2008 by argentus]

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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List of retired hurricane names: -- No Alberto, so we'll see him again.

Year: Name: Areas Affected:
2007 Noel -- Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas
2007 Felix -- Nicaragua, Honduras
2007 Dean -- Mexico, Jamaica
2005 Wilma -- Cuba, Florida
2005 Stan -- Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador
2005 Rita -- Louisiana, Texas, Florida
2005 Katrina - Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
2005 Dennis -- Cuba, Florida
2004 Jeanne -- Florida, Haiti
2004 Ivan -- Grenada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Alabama, Florida
2004 Frances -- Florida
2004 Charley -- Cuba, Florida
2003 Juan -- Nova Scotia
2003 Isabel -- North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland
2003 Fabian -- Bermuda
2002 Lili -- Cuba, Louisiana
2002 Isidore -- Cuba, Mexico, Louisiana
2001 Michelle -- Cuba, Bahamas
2001 Iris -- Belize
2001 Allison -- Texas
2000 Keith -- Belize, Mexico
1999 Lenny -- Virgin Islands, St. Maartin/St. Martin, Anguilla
1999 Floyd -- North Carolina
1998 Mitch -- Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras
1998 Georges -- Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispanolia, Cuba, Mississippi
1996 Hortense -- Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
1996 Fran -- North Carolina
1996 Cesar -- Nicaragua
1995 Roxanne -- Mexico
1995 Opal -- Florida
1995 Marilyn -- Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands
1995 Luis -- Leeward Islands
1992 Andrew -- Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana
1991 Bob -- North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
1990 Klaus -- Martinique
1990 Diana -- Mexico
1989 Hugo -- Antilles, South Carolina
1988 Joan -- Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua (Crossed into the Pacific)
1988 Gilbert -- Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
1985 Gloria -- North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
1985 Elena -- Mississippi, Alabama, Western Florida
1983 Alicia -- North Texas
1980 Allen -- Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
1979 Frederic -- Alabama and Mississippi
1979 David -- Lesser Antilles, Hispa�ola, Florida and Eastern U.S.
1977 Anita -- Mexico
1975 Eloise -- Antilles, Northwest Florida, Alabama
1974 Fifi -- Honduras, Guatemala
1974 Carmen -- Mexico, Louisiana
1972 Agnes -- Florida, Northeast U.S.
1970 Celia -- South Texas
1969 Camille -- Mississipi
1967 Beulah -- Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
1966 Inez -- Lesser Antilles, Hispanola, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mexico
1965 Betsy -- Bahamas, Southeast Florida, Southeast Louisiana
1964 Dora -- Northeast Florida
1964 Cleo -- Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba, Southeast Florida
1964 Hilda -- Louisiana
1963 Flora -- Haiti, Cuba
1961 Hattie -- Belize, Guatemala
1961 Carla -- Texas
1960 Donna -- Bahamas, Florida and Eastern U.S.
1959 Gracie -- Bahamas, South Carolina
1957 Audrey-- Louisiana, North Texas
1955 Janet -- Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico
1955 Ione -- North Carolina
1955 Diane -- Mid-Atlantic U.S., Northeast U.S.
1955 Connie -- North Carolina
1954 Hazel -- Antilles, North and South Carolina
1954 Edna -- Massachusetts
1954 Carol -- Northeast U.S.



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