Land of. . .well, we’ll leave that to you after you watch this delightful little tale from The Young Turks:
Haboob Or Dust Storm? National Weather Service Angers Texans
Recently a weather event called a haboob happened in Texas, when the National Weather Service tried to warn local residents many Texans took issue with the use of the Arabic word. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.
So if they don’t like haboob, will they stop teaching algebra?
Using oranges, lemons, and limes?
Swear off mint juleps? Or all forms of alcohol?
Sitting on sofas?
Adding a bit of sugar to their coffee?
And what about that stuff that afflicts some of the their drylands, that alkali?
Then there’s that adobe that’s so ubiquitous in Texas.
And all that cotton, and even cotton candy.
And what about all those jars in their kitchen?
And that syrup they pour on their pancakes?
Yep, if Texans are upset about adopting an Arabic word for a certain kind of dust storm [and a word that’s in common use in Arizona, or at least it was when we lived there], then they’re gonna have to change out a whole lot of other words.
And what’s Willie Nelson without his guitar?
If you ask us, it’s all a big zero.