Posted by ESC on July 21, 2003
In Reply to: Electric storm posted by ESC on July 21, 2003
: : : : Who was the first man to call a thunderstorm that?
: : : : It couldn't have been that long ago...
: : : Who said it was a man? Hmmmm?
: : Another reason to grab those handbags.
: I heard it called an electrical storm -- West Virginia in the 1950s.
Electric, adj., goes back to 1646.("The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology" by Robert K. Barnhart (HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1995.)