Monday, January 22, 2007

Beware the slizzle

I added a word to my weather lexicon today: Slizzle.

It refers to a combination of sleet and drizzle. Apparently, that explanation is too long winded for breezy television weather forecasters. Slizzle is what fell Sunday night in my area, leading to slippery roads and lots of school children's (and more than a few teachers') dreams of a day without class.

If you Google slizzle, beware. It is also urban slang for something you won't want to mention in front of grandma, even if she's really cool.

Slizzle, in the weather sense, accomplished its mission in parts of northeast Ohio, where many schools canceled today. It was less successful here in Stark County, where one might be tempted to say that slizzle fizzled.

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