Friday, January 21, 2011

This Made Me Smile!

When I'm writing, I use to to find just the right word.  Yesterday's post about weather and snow days had me searching for synonyms for meteorologist.  The site is usually pretty straightforward, but my search turned up some strange results.  This was the first:
Main Entry: prophet 
Part of Speech: noun 
Definition: person, thing that predicts future 
Synonyms: astrologer, augur, auspex, bard, clairvoyant, diviner, druid, evocator, forecaster, fortuneteller, haruspex, horoscopist, magus, medium, meteorologist, oracle, ovate, palmist, predictor, prognosticator, prophesier, reader, seer, seeress, sibyl, soothsayer, sorcerer, tea-leaf reader, witch, wizard
The other entries were in the same vein, listing words like nostradamus, prophetess, and vaticinator.  At they mustn't be crazy about the people that forecast the weather!


  1. Oh isn't that funny? There they are...listed right with the tea-leaf readers! lol!

  2. All I can say is meteorologists in Hawaii rarely get the future weather right.