Hot enough for you?
It’s above 90 degrees in Baltimore today, with humidity approaching a like level, and we have been warned to expect two more days of the same.
Naturally, The Sun will be informing its readers that it is hot outside, a service we provide every summer. The reporter who gets this coveted assignment labors under the obligation to say something fresh on the topic, which usually amounts to a description of how hot it is.
My own favorite hot-weather metaphor comes not from the paper but from a fellow parishioner at the un-air-conditioned Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill.
Josephine DeButts, daughter and granddaughter of rectors of the parish, is in her 90s and has been accustomed for many years to voice vigorous opinions.
Her description of the interior of Memorial Church on a midsummer morning is that it is “hotter than the hinges of Hell.”
I doubt that your newspaper will be as picturesque, but feel free to post comments below on what your journalists say about hot weather.