Frankenstorm. Snor'eastercane. Sexicane. Hurrisnowmafrankenmegastormcane. Hurricane Sandy. Which term are you using to describe this freak weather occurrence that's about to ruin next week? And more importantly, did you know your portmanteau of choice could mean you're a jerk who lacks a working concept of humanity?
What it Says About You: You may like Frankenstein and thought it was clever to give this scary storm an monster-themed name. If you're a bit of a literary dork, you, like the National Weather Service's Jim Cisco, think the name is appropriate because the storm, like Mary Shelley's monster, represents multiple parts all smashed together to create death. Cisco wrote:
ONCE THE COMBINED GYRE MATERIALIZES, IT SHOULD SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE INTERIOR NORTHEAST THROUGH HALLOWEEN, INVITING PERHAPS A GHOULISH NICKNAME FOR THE CYCLONE ALONG THE LINES OF “FRANKENSTORM”, AN ALLUSION TO MARY SHELLEY’S GOTHIC CREATURE OF SYNTHESIZED ELEMENTS.
If you ask CNN, using this term makes you a jerk who like to give cute names and giggle at something that's bringing death to the Carribean.