'Frances' Is The Plural Of 'France'


Hurricane Frances.

We had George - pronounced something like 'Giorj' - a few years back. We just had 'Charley' - not 'Charlie', not 'Charly', not the basic 'Charles' or the more common 'Chuck'. And now 'Frances'. To be followed shortly by 'Gaston' and 'Hermine'.

I must once again repeat my lament: why don't any of our storms have normal names? Where's hurricane Frank? Joe? Harry?

Ah well. At least this one's aimed at the other coast. Unless FPL decides to throw another one of their just-because blackouts, the server shouldn't even go down this time. I'd hope.