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Wed Oct 10 10:21 am  #1


Thunderboomers

I've sometimes heard the term 'thunderboomers' used on air to describe thunderstorms. Can we put a stop to this?

 

Wed Oct 10 10:32 am  #2


Re: Thunderboomers

I'm guilty of that.  It was just meant to be playful now and then
 


Cheers,
Jody Thornton
Q:  What did one 45 say to the other?
A:  Are you "single"?  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.gif
 

Wed Oct 10 1:35 pm  #3


Re: Thunderboomers

NO. We can not put a stop to this. People are reacting to radio ads better when they hear the word "Thunderboomers". 
This is not as effective on a station like 680 news though, where it is expected that simple proper English is always in use.

 

Wed Oct 10 1:41 pm  #4


Re: Thunderboomers

I dislike the term and that is the stance I am taking. 

 

Wed Oct 10 2:18 pm  #5


Re: Thunderboomers

i always thought Thunder Boomers were people who liked storms and listened to AM 740.

 

Wed Oct 10 2:28 pm  #6


Re: Thunderboomers

I thought 'Thunder Boomers' were AC/DC fans of a certain age.
 

 

Wed Oct 10 5:21 pm  #7


Re: Thunderboomers

Radiowiz wrote:

NO. We can not put a stop to this. People are reacting to radio ads better when they hear the word "Thunderboomers". 

LOL

 

Wed Oct 10 5:37 pm  #8


Re: Thunderboomers

Jody Thornton wrote:

I'm guilty of that.  It was just meant to be playful now and then
 

Nothing to be sorry about.
 

 

Wed Oct 10 6:28 pm  #9


Re: Thunderboomers

I try not to zone out during weather reports because it's usable news. So terms like 'thunderboomers', 'snowmageddon' and yes, 'humididex', when taken with a grin and grain of salt, keep me alert and informed. Not everyone's taste, but I'm no meteorologist. Just someone who wants to know how much to layer up when I head out. The added entertainment is a bonus.

Thx Jody!

Last edited by Lentil (Wed Oct 10 6:29 pm)

 

Wed Oct 10 6:54 pm  #10


Re: Thunderboomers

Excuse me, I must board my whirly-copter. I'm off for a few rounds of whacky-ball.

     Thread Starter
 

Wed Oct 10 8:24 pm  #11


Re: Thunderboomers

Chrisphen, good topic.  At the risk of creating a whole 'nother thread (see what I did there), zero degrees celsius is like nails on a chalkboard for me.

Same with less voters, instead of fewer voters.

There are a bigger amount of clouds, instead of more...you get the picture.

 

Wed Oct 10 9:35 pm  #12


Re: Thunderboomers

@lentil ... my first pd nailed me for saying "minus 4 degrees below zero" and he was right.  i was 15 and learned a valuable lesson about proper use of language.

That said, "thunderboomers" is cute if it's a one-off intended to be whimsical and not an element of a formal newscast.