Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Groundhog Day

Hey, it's Groundhog Day. Word is Ol' Punxsutawney is calling for an early Spring. The rodent cannot, of course, predict the weather at all, but it's become an annual tradition and kind of a break from all this winter bleariness.



It's on almost every calendar.

Forecast is no less reliable than the National Weather Service.

As they used to say on the radio, "The Shadow Knows."

It's just fun to say, "Punxsutawney"!

In Michigan, Minnesota, and points north, either way we come out ahead!

[selected from Mikey's Funnies]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: From whence did the word blizzard come? It's actual origin is lost or never known by scholars ... but they have found that the earliest form of the word is from the 1700s, when a "blizz" meant a violent rainstorm. Davey Crockett used the word "blizzard" in the 1830s to describe the blast from a shotgun or an angry, violent verbal outburst. And many in Iowa claimed to have invented the word as the description for a snowstorm with high winds and low visibility, but that didn't happen until the 1870s.


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