Thats the word from naming expert Meredith Muncy, who doesnt like that Cindy, has been chosen as one of this years hurricane names by the World Meteorological Society.
Muncy says it sounds like it doesnt have a mean bone in its body while another name on this yearss list, Tammy, also gets low marks for being too kind and wimpy-sounding.
Instead, Muncy says hurricane names should reek of toughness, wickedness and brutality and she thinks naming the storms after Cruella De Ville or Hannibal Lecter would really get the attention of the public because the tough-sounding names wouldnt make people underestimate the power of a hurricane.
While this years list includes some cream puffs, past hurricane names have hit the right chord. For instance, Muncy especially liked Frances because it reminded her of her mother- in-law, who was feisty and a real force to reckoned with.
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