It’s a ‘northeaster,’ not a ‘nor’easter’:
It’s stunningly beautiful outside, the liquor stores are open and the Pats play at 4 p.m. Does it get any better than this? ... A quick reading of the Globe
main snow stories this morning show an encouraging sign -- no use of the silly “nor’easter” phrase. Growing up in Boston, I never heard two things: a snow storm referred to as “nor’easter” or the Curse of the Bambino. They’re both totally manufactured modern-media hyped/phony terminology. ... And that’s my profound thought for the day.
Update - 12.8.03
-- And, yes, the liquor stores did open yesterday, despite the blizzard, and boots-on-the-ground intelligence sources say sales were brisk on Beacon Hill.