In days past the current spell of somewhat chilly weather would be called a “cold snap” rather than the intentionally scary “beast from the east”. When did we start having to make the weather scary?
Now don’t get me wrong – the cold weather is not entirely pleasant, but there is not much we can do about it other than turn the heating on, work from home if we have that option, and take care when out and about.
But what purpose is served by making the weather scary? What is the purpose behind getting a bit wimpy about the weather?
It’s nasty out there. Get over it already.