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Old June 24th, 2012 (08:20 PM).
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Can you imagine what number hurricane we would be on if we did it by numbers. I'm all right with the system that they have (they go with the same names every several years unless it's a major hurricane. Thus we'll never have another Katrina or Andrew etc etc) since it's simple. But it seems I'm one of the few who thinks this aha.
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Old June 24th, 2012 (08:27 PM).
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Quote originally posted by BinaryPeaches:
Can you imagine what number hurricane we would be on if we did it by numbers. I'm all right with the system that they have (they go with the same names every several years unless it's a major hurricane. Thus we'll never have another Katrina or Andrew etc etc) since it's simple. But it seems I'm one of the few who thinks this aha.
If it were done by numbers I'd be way too confused. Like, WAY. That'd be cray-cray. Names are easier, but it's still funny to see them named and whatnot.
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Old June 24th, 2012 (08:37 PM).
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Well, it's nice to see another name ruined by tragedy.

I think what we should do is we should put safety procedures in the name. Like "Hurricane gurrrrl ya gonna have to board up your walls!" or "Hurricane just ride it out honey, nothing bad's gonna happen."

Or a more viable solution - yeah the names are a good plan. That's why that plan has stuck for the past hundred years. So we should just stick to it like we have, and just come up with some different names (you know, not from the top 10 list)

Oh god we're talking about the weather again
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Old June 24th, 2012 (08:40 PM).
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What they need to do is make a new cycle of names instead of going around the same few sets over and over again. The only time they make a new name is when a hurricane keeps its name for ever and ever.

Well... least we're talking about a specific type of weather and not the usual 'it's currently ______ in my area'
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Old June 24th, 2012 (08:44 PM).
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Yeah, I guess they should. But then again - they're scientists, not artists...no creative skills there, except for the ones who love music and movies. Well...maybe, but who has the time to create new names?

I know, they should have multicultural names. Like who wouldn't want to be showered on by Hurricane Shaniequah?
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Old June 24th, 2012 (10:13 PM).
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I always thought that the names were submitted by people and got chosen at random, am I wrong?
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Old June 24th, 2012 (10:26 PM).
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CWP I like your avatar. It's very weeaboo, just like you
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Old June 24th, 2012 (10:34 PM).
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Quote originally posted by droomph:
I know, they should have multicultural names. Like who wouldn't want to be showered on by Hurricane Shaniequah?
I want one named Bunifa Halifah Sharifa Jackson.

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Old June 24th, 2012 (10:41 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Shining Raichu:
CWP I like your avatar. It's very weeaboo, just like you
You just say that because you know it annoys me don't you!
You know what, I might learn Japanese just to spite you!! It is a cool avatar though xD

Imagine if they just let kindergartens make up the silly names for the hurricanes, wouldn't that be entertaining!
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Old June 25th, 2012 (04:14 AM).
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I like your avatar, CWP, because it looks like he's painting that fire :3333 So it matches your username <3
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Old June 25th, 2012 (04:28 AM).
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Paint made of fire wouldn't exactly be wet paint

In any case CWP, you mustn't think of being a weeaboo as a bad thing! Embace your weeaboo nature.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (04:33 AM).
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I don't understand how CWP is a weeaboo.. I've never seen him do anything remotely weeaboo.. if anything, I'd be more weeaboo than that guy desu.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (04:42 AM).
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Weeaboo...didn't realise what it meant till I looked it up..
This is amusingly patronising.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (04:49 AM).
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I guess, though used like this it's all in good fun :3
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Old June 25th, 2012 (06:24 AM).
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I don't see how it's patronising lol - though personally I do prefer the term "Wapanese" XDDD
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Old June 25th, 2012 (06:44 AM).
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Quote originally posted by CarefulWetPaint:
I always thought that the names were submitted by people and got chosen at random, am I wrong?

Nah. They have a set of names for each year, and they cycle through the same names (unless one is a Major Hurricane like Katrina or Andrew) every six years. This is the list for this year:
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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


As for being called a weeaboo a lot of people don't like to be called that. So I suppose it can be a bit patronizing.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (06:47 AM).
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"Wapanese" sounds like something off a video game.


@Peaches: So wait, the next hurricane that can potentially hit Louisiana is going to be named Ernesto?
That's a little anticlimactic if you ask me.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (07:04 AM).
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I always assumed weeaboo was meant as an insult... That's what Urban Dictionary told me, at least.
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Weeaboo - Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. They use Japanese words but usually end up pronouncing them wrong and sounding like total *******s.
I never really use this to describe people - and I can't say that I've met many people who fall within this description - but if I did, it would probably be to insult them! :P
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Old June 25th, 2012 (07:11 AM).
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I could totally use Weeaboo to describe one of my friends. He's learning the language, and he wants to move there and live there. He even plans to become an actor.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (07:14 AM).
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"Wapanese" sounds like something off a video game.


@Peaches: So wait, the next hurricane that can potentially hit Louisiana is going to be named Ernesto?
That's a little anticlimactic if you ask me.
Yup. And if not Ernesto then there's Florence you might have to worry about in the future. Over here as well since I live in Florida.

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I could totally use Weeaboo to describe one of my friends. He's learning the language, and he wants to move there and live there. He even plans to become an actor.
Hrmm... Yeah. I think there's a difference between those who are actually learning the language, planning on moving, and gaining a career from it to those who just... obsess over it to no end with no plans on it being of much help to their future. But that's just my two cents.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (07:32 AM).
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Quote originally posted by BinaryPeaches:
Hrmm... Yeah. I think there's a difference between those who are actually learning the language, planning on moving, and gaining a career from it to those who just... obsess over it to no end with no plans on it being of much help to their future. But that's just my two cents.
Thing is, he's obsessing over anime, food, and almost anything else he can get his hands on here.

Not to mention he's not the best actor.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (07:37 AM).
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Pfft. That makes more sense now.

Well... be sure to give him props for trying in the future or something.
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Old June 25th, 2012 (09:09 AM).
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It does annoy me a little when people use that language for no reason, but meh. I guess some people just want to express their new 'thing'.
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