Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Wrath Of Hurricane Irene

"Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to." ~ Harriet Lerner

I've been hearing quite a lot about the "wrath" of Hurricane Irene. The Television news, the radio, and the newspapers are all referring to the intensiveness storm as "wrath".

Let's get one thing straight.

Wrath is defined by the dictionary as:

1. strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire., and,
2. vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.

A hurricane is a storm. It is incapable of possessing anger, resentment, indigence, or vengeance.

Now, it's perfectly acceptable, although probably wrong, to describe a hurricane as a manifestation of the wrath of God, but a hurricane itself cannot be wrathful. It has no emotion.

It is only a storm.

11 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Maybe using "wrath" to describe a storm comes out of Shakespeare.

In any case, giving human characteristics to an inanimate object is poetic and a figure of speech -- anthropomorphism.

Marshall Art said...

Indeed. Merely a rhetorical flourish.

Ducky's here said...

Picky.

Ducky's here said...

Which brings this to mind, why aren't Perry and Bachmann all on about God punishing Texass for its ignorant, vile political policies?

Trader Rick said...

Ducky, you're not one who should talk about ignorant and vile...

Marshall Art said...

I somewhat disagree, TR. It would be nice to hear what constitutes "ignorant, vile political policies" in Ducky's fevered mind. I often find that what one insists God would regard as such is really a matter of what they regard as such. The two aren't always the same.

Trader Rick said...

HEY MARK! Jimmy Hoffa just called me a son of a bitch on national TV and said he was going to take me out! And the boy president didn't say a thing about it. I'm not afraid of that fat ugly jerk!! Let him come. I've got six first class tickets to hell for him courtesy Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson...

This Obama guy sure does have a lot of morons, gangsters and traitors surrounding him.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Hoffa is shittin' his pants about now, huh Rick?

BTW, you are lying about what he said and who he was talking about. Although you may still be a son of a bitch.

Trader Rick said...

These Kool-ade retards are a hoot, eh?

Why do they even troll this blog? Are they Real American wannabee's???

Always On Watch said...

Trader Rick,
This Obama guy sure does have a lot of morons, gangsters and traitors surrounding him.

Thanks to the mainstream media, too few Americans know that FACT!

Jim said...

"Thanks to the mainstream media"

This always cracks me up. If the mainstream, so-called "liberal" media has such profound influence on Americans, why is America supposedly a "center-right" nation?