La saga del meteo

Sulla saga del meteo e il suo linguaggio è dedicato un bel post di Avi Steinberg. "I was struck in particular by one of these descriptions. A satellite image of Manhattan appeared on the screen, and we were told that the bump at the southeast part of the island was being “reclaimed” by the water.
The word reclaim came up more than once to describe the rising tide. It is a revealing word, more narrative than simply descriptive: it hints at some larger backstory, some plot twist in a longer saga about our claims and the water’s counterclaims to the earth. It isn’t an accident that we give human names to our storms, that we regard them as identifiable characters. ..." newyorker.

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