Hunkering Down and Bracing for Hurricane Sandy … News Coverage

As the ‘storm of the century’ approaches eastern seacoast, I am challenging you all to find the most irksome elements in the news coverage (official channels and the social web).

Satellite View of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29

Here’s what I’d call your attention: the difference between hunkering and bunkering:

Hunkering – To take shelter, settle in, or hide out
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hunkering
https://twitter.com/search?q=hunkering

Bunkering – The act or process of supplying a ship with fuel
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bunkering
https://twitter.com/search?q=bunkering

We’re hunkering down together, folks. Let’s be kind … and accurate. I’ll be updating the Hurricane Wiki with new links.

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