Stream of something vaguely resembling consciousness
Looked at weather.com radar, saw rain approaching, with a couple of fading red areas. Thinking about possible t-storms. [Fortunately the t-storm missed this part of town.]
While washing dishes, started thinking my usual dumb auto history stuff. Ford didn't need the Edsel because it already had FOUR distinct cars in 1957. The smaller Ford Customs, the slightly larger Fairlanes which used a different body, the Mercury, and the Lincoln. This was more ACTUAL variety than GM at the time. But what about the T-bird? Where does that fit....
Wait. T-storm. T-bird. Same word, same abbreviation. Which came first?
Google's Ngram thingie answered the question with surprising sharpness.
T-bird came first
and set the example for T-storm. Nobody wrote T-storm until 1956.
And we'll have rain, rain, rain, till Gaia takes the T-storm away. No.
Sa-Sa-Sa-Storm storm storm, storm is the norm. No.
I am a little T-storm short and fast, here is my graupel, here is my blast.
Labels: Asked and answered, TMI