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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:21 PM
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Longwang expected to slam China Saturday
O.K., Who's the wise guy? Who is responsible for the Northern Pacific Typhoon names, because the snicker factor for this one very high.

Yes, the current Cat.4 Typhoon making a beeline for the Eastern China Coast is named "Longwang." Is that even a real name? If so, from what country?

Here's a link to proof: <http://tsr.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/tracker/dynamic/200519W.html >

<http://tsr.mssl.ucl.ac.uk />

O.K., If YOU had to write the Headline, what would you write?
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:23 PM
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1. Damn! For real? I thought this was a post about a Clinton visit to Asia.
n/t
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:25 PM
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3. !
:spray:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:24 PM
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2. Does Clarence Thomas know about this?
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:44 PM
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11. Oh well, he can always rent the video
I've heard that Justice Thomas likes to watch and discuss events on tape.
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OKDem08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:26 PM
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4. Longwang forcefully penetrates Eastern China coast
then peters out quickly
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Ouabache Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:41 AM
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16. Longwang, latest of the one-eyed monsters.
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 01:42 AM by Ouabache
UN reports US defunding of its birth control initiatives has resulted in a shortage of condoms for the regions battered by Longwang.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 PM
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5. It's Mandarin Chinese for "Dragon King"
and its pronunciation is closer to "lung hwong" than it is to the anglicized "long wang".

You can thank the British for that.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:30 PM
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6. Man, China is one dirty minded country.....
When are we going to be slammed by hurrican poontang?!
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:33 AM
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17. They're still recovering from Typhoons HungWell and EnormousGenitals
It could get ugly :P
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:32 PM
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7. They did do a bunch of strange things with names, like Burma
Why did they rename so many places? Just to piss off the local population?
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:34 PM
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8. You can actually hear the pronouncement here.
http://www.weather.gov.hk/informtc/sound/tcname2000e.ht...

Longwang | long-wang

The Dragon King. The God of Rain in Chinese mythology. In ancient times, people offered sacrifices to the Dragon King, praying for timely rainfall and good harvests.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM
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14. I wonder if they are going to want this much rain? But, it might help...
...clear the air a bit, lot's of smog lately.

<http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/individual.php?db_da... >
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:37 PM
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9. Reminds me of that restaurant in Portland's chinatown...
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:40 PM
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10. Longwang was last week
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:37 AM
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15. Is that one of their actual graphics?
No retouching, uh, you know what I mean.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:44 PM
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12. "Every Mandarin has his Tong, for which they are renowned..."
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:45 PM by BiggJawn
"Wong likes to leave his draggin' 'round....
Wong's Tong is never bent,
with his Tong he pays his rent.
Wong has the longest Tong in China!"
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:56 PM
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13. Here comes the Fetus!
Are the Chinese being punished for their rampant abortions?



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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:03 AM
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18. Longwang now Super Typhoon and heading for Taiwan


This one could be very bad!
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