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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You can't change the order. Why would you want to? 'Sandy Superstorm' sounds like a comic-book hero

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Or as if it happened in the desert: it was a very sandy superstorm.
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    I'm not sure what you're disagreeing with. I said that if you change the word order, it would sound like a "sandy superstorm" which is not what it was. It was a superstorm/hurricane, officially named "Sandy".
    My mistake, ems! I combined BobK's comment with yours and a whole different context was created!

    I think it's time for me to read a comic book while I'm sitting in the middle of a very windy superstorm!


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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you all,
    I thought it has something to do with sand but I am wrong; Sandy here is only a name for a hurricane!


    Names of storms and hurricanes used to be given women's names. Then at some stage - I'm sure Wikipedia would supply the details - they started alternating M/F. With 'Sandy' they seem to be hedging their bets! (Maybe something to do with the storm/hurricane doubt - I've really no idea.)

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