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mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 9:44 PM

ONE TRIVIAL YEAR 1942

Good puzzle, but I'll have a small bone to pick after it's over!

dasfunk
Dasfunk  (Level: 181.8 - Posts: 2307)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 10:29 PM

better to pick your bones than other possibilities.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 6:51 AM

We always learn something new -- or odd. No exception today!

Barry

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6057)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 9:20 AM

Enjoyed the Wordpuzzle! Thanks!

Marilyn...

mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 1:01 PM

Had trouble on the hurricane question (Bombay) because I was always taught that only north american and west african storms were called hurricanes! I thought they were called typhoons or cyclones if they hit India. Can someone tell me if this is just my imagination?

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 6:13 PM

I was taught that they're all tropical cyclones, but they're more specifically called hurricanes in the Northern Atlantic, typhoons in the Northern Pacific, and cyclones elsewhere (i.e., India, Australia, and rest of the Southern hemisphere).

jerrys
Jerrys  (Level: 190.9 - Posts: 334)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 7:26 PM

Close. In the western hemisphere, they are called hurricanes. In the eastern hemisphere, they are typhoons. So if a storm hits Hawaii, it will be a hurricane. If it continues on to Japan, it becomes a typhoon.

However, that is current terminology, which may have changed over the decades.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 8:09 PM

In Wikipedia where this event was listed, it was called a hurricane.

mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Mon, 21st Jun '10 8:14 AM

Wiki rules!

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Mon, 21st Jun '10 8:22 AM

Jerry, doesn't that cause problems with the naming of the storms?


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