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Naming storms. Why it gives me the fricking squits.

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I wrote this post nearly a month ago in mid February 2016.  I’ve read it a couple of times since then as I’ve pondered whether or not to publish it.  Am I being too harsh, I wondered, or getting my knickers in a twist over something trivial. In the end, I’ve decided, no – I need to say this stuff.  Someone needs to.  But I have toned the original language down considerably.  #storm-in-a-shitpot ----------------------
One of the latest things to get right on my proverbials is the ridiculous policy the Met Office have adopted of naming storms. In their infinite stupidity, they say the pilot project (with their equally ridiculous Irish counterparts) has been launched for the following reason: The naming of storms using a single authoritative system should aid the communication of approaching severe weather through media partners and other government agencies. In this way the public will be better placed to keep themselves, their property and businesses safe.I say: what absolute bolloc…