Sunday, August 2, 2015

Commentary: A local weather reporter uses an unusual word popularized by a recent series of movies

I was surprised to hear a weather reporter for WKRG-TV (named Alan Sealls) use a form of the word "sharknado" in a "teaser" (or preview) for one of the weather segments of their local 10:00 p.m. news program ("WKRG News 5 at 10") this past Friday, July 31st, after one of the news presenters for the program (named Rose Ann Haven) presented a "teaser" for a news report about sharks and wondered whether he got the idea to use it from a series of movies based around that word or not (this is what weather reporter said for his "teaser": "And for this first weekend of August, no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no sharknadoes; but I'll give you the forecast coming up"; as for what the news presenter said for her "teaser", this is what she had to say: "Still to come on News 5 at 10 o'clock: another massive gathering of sharks along our beaches in Baldwin County").

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