CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011
HOTTIS COMPLAINUS CONSTANTIS
Whine, whine, whine. All spring the issue was the rainy weather—in May alone, twenty-two days were rainy. It seemed we never saw the sun. I’ll admit that after two months of rain that followed several months of cold, snowy weather, the rain did seem a bit depressing.
Then the sun came out. Monday, Memorial Day, was hot. Tuesday awoke with sun—and hot (in the nineties) weather accompanied by high humidity. And what did everyone do? Whine, whine, whine. Again, I’ll have to admit there was some basis to the whining—I felt like I was in a sauna all day, hot and sweaty.
A section of the Thursday wrap in the Greensburg Tribune-Review said it well: It stated that the decidedly summer weather…brought out that particular brand of insect known as the Hottis Complainus Constantitis…which replaced the Rainis Complainus Constantitis. I like the monikers…they sound so, well, professional.
Oh, my. Is there room for one more complaint, for more whining? The family name, Constantitis, sounds more like a medical infection than an insect…Constantae is more insect appropriate.
The Thursday wrap, Well, duh, III!? Greensburg Tribune-Review, June 2, 2001, pp A9