So Gustav is in the Gulf
We in the South are kings and queens of the euphemism.
We can stretch 3 sentences into a paragraph without even thinking.
Since Katrina kicked our butts so bad,
we don't' even mention the word hurricane to each other.
Katrina is merely "The Storm"
What we are having now is "bad weather"
"Are you ready for the :bad weather:?" we ask with asterisks in our voices,
"Stay safe in the "bad weather"" we exhort each other in line buying candles.
So I am following in the paces of women all over the Gulf Coast
I am grilling all the meat in the freezer
getting out pallets to lay the children on
because they will all be coming home
to face the "bad weather "