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About 4 years ago the local weather 'casters were all tingly about a new word they could use. "Oh my, haboob. That's what they say in Iraq. Let's say it and we'll sound cool."
Here we are, 4 years later and they have to explain why they use a word nobody understands.
Just use "dust storm". I doubt any weather 'casters in Iraq interrupt their arabic discourse to say "dust storm."
You've impressed yourselves for 4 years. Can you get over it now? Or, maybe find out how it's said in Mandarin, and impress yourselves all over again?
I'm convinced the only requirement to be a journalist is to be the last person in the cafeteria eating a danish.
Dust storm is the correct term,Haboob means wind in Arabic how has that been determined to mean duststorm in the Arizona. We change our languge and meanings because the British in the 1800's heard this word Haboob when they were in the MiddleEast. I am sure we had dust storms and thunder storms now called the Monsoon years before we were told by these weather forecasters what the correct name is .My we have had specials on the dust storms and monsoon's to learn what to call a thunder storm and dust stormWe should be calling these what they are and what people who have lived here have always called these weather phenomenon. DUST STORMTHUNDERS STORMInstead we listen to forecasters translate what they want to call the weather .Like Typhoon and Hurricane same thing different area but are we know going to change hurricane to typhoon?
Never cared for 'Haboob' I've lived here all my life and have just recently (past few years) been hearing the Arabic term for 'Dust storm'. Does any non-Arabic speakers care what it's called in Arabic? I don't, or the Farsi word or the Hebrew word or Chinese word for it. It's a D,amn dust storm people
this is america. we don't need to speak any 4in language here.
yes, dust storm. take your "correct" term and shove it. Dust storm has been just fine all these years. Why change it now and for a term used in a country thousands of miles away and has nothing to do with us? The word haboob is really stupid sounding. Sounds like a word my grandpa would make up to call me
Just moved here and would like to know how you can tell the difference between a dust storm and a rain storm other than seeing it on the news?
Plan for another hot day with a high of 100 degrees in Phoenix
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