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Daily posts from Bee writers on movies, theater, media, fashion, music and pop culture.


October 5, 2006
The 'wet stuff'

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This week's media pet peeve: Use of the term "the wet stuff" instead of rain by weather guessers and anchors on local TV. I've heard it three times (twice on TV, once on radio) in the past 12 hours.

Please, please, please. Call it rain. Or, if you want to be fancy, precipitation.

I send out this plea now because it'll only be a matter of time before we are subjected to live shots from Blue Canyon in which reporters talk about "the white stuff." Arrggh!

Yeah, I know. I need to turn off the TV and pick up a book.

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