If this is the first time you're seeing these words, you aren't spending enough time on social media. They're the two names for the one massive winter storm impacting Thanksgiving travel along the East Coast and extending to airports nationwide. Yep. Gobblegeddon or Boreas could be responsible for delaying dinner at grandma's house or ground the huge balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
But before we talk turkey, let's talk about these names.
Gobblegeddon appears to have been started by reporter Heather Abraham of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, at least according to Twitter. And it's caught on in a big way, lighting up search under trending topics and stretching to Facebook.
Meanwhile, The Weather Channel continues its practice of naming Winter Storms with some rather interesting names. This storm is Boreas, the purple-winged god of the north wind and the god of winter.
The Weather Channel's website explains "a storm with a name takes on a personality all its own, which adds to awareness." It goes on to explain that names make storms easier to reference in communication in a social media world.
What a stupid thing to argue about, like pretty much everything else America is divided over. Wouldn't be surprised if this division is roughly along partisan lines with Republicans going for Gobblegeddon and Democrats going for Boreas.