“Homes wrecked in violent storm.”
First, anybody who’s had their home destroyed by a storm has our utmost sympathy. I was a victim of lightning last week. It didn’t actually fry me, charring my clothes in that comic film way, rather it hit the power lines which overloaded the circuits in the house, destroying my computer.
Last week’s floods in North Yorkshire were caused by a ‘violent storm.’ The most basic definition of the word ‘storm’ being, a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, etc. it seems unnecessary to precede the word with ‘violent.’
So, what the newspapers are telling us is that the homes were wrecked by a violent violent storm. And these are edited by allegedly educated people. Do they mock us, or are they just plain stupid?