Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cool Phrase of the Day

In my line of work, I deal extensively with weather conditions throuought my airline's route system. Part of this involves reading weather alerts issued by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma (where a lot of really smart, talented meteoroligists are located) and dissemenating this information to our flight crews.

Anyway, today there was a weather watch for severe thunderstorms in effect for eastern Colorado that said, in part, "the previous supercell activity near I-70 has decreased in intensity but increased in size, now forming a multicellular cluster." And I thought, Wow! What a perfect description of a bad day!

It's like, how did your day go? Dude, it was a total MULTICELLULAR CLUSTER. Or, if you had an idiot for a manager, you could say, my boss is such a MULTICELLULAR CLUSTER.

This phrase is probably too multi-syllabic and geeky to ever be used by the Cool Kids, but I still like it. I don't think anything will ever top Hawesome or ass strep, though. Unless you were having a multicellular cluster of ass strep. And that would be very bad.

For an entertaining example of what a real multicellular cluster can do to airline operations, check out this link this VIDEO!


Suldog said...

Well, I'm going to have to try to work that one into my conversation as soon as possible. I love it!

Chuck said...

Thanks, Stu! Hope you checked out the video, it's funny. Unless you were working for FedEx that night.