Sunday, November 26, 2006

Austin Weird Watch, Memory Lane Edition

I don't remember why I remembered this, but it's a favorite moment for me.

When hurricane Charley was menacing Florida, a local TV station had a quick newsbreak to update viewers on the location where it was expected to make landfall.

Anchor: Our latest information indicates that the hurricane is expected to make landfall near Puta Gordo.

[Beat. Anchor blinks.]

Anchor: More at ten.

See, hurricane Charley made landfall at Punta Gorda, which means Fat Point, referring to a particular coastal landform.

Puta Gorda means "Fat Whore".


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