Lots of people say “snaining”

OK, maybe not lots. But some – Google proves it. (Yes, this is about a recent post.)

Google has 509 results for “snaining.” And the urban dictionary, bless it’s electronic little heart, has an entry for snaining.

That horrible combination of rain that is not quite snow…but soon will be.

Basically, it’s airborne precipitation that fluctuates mid-drop, and can’t seem to make up its mind whether it’s rain … or snow …

Only problem? Apparently the word was invented by a Stephanie Tyler of Eaton Township, Ohio. And here I thought I had had the privilege!

[tags] snaining, john koetsier [/tags]

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  • Sorry! I am that Stephanie Tyler, and my mom put that entry up years ago. I’m sure I’m not the first person to ever use that word, as snaining is a common meteorological event, especially in Ohio. What can I say? We brilliant minds think alike.