This Is What Happens When You Let The Internet Choose The Name Of A Tropical Storm


The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), an intergovernmental organization responsible for the naming of hurricanes and storms, learned all about the dangers of asking the Internet for help last week when it asked people to suggest a name for the next Tropical Storm that forms in the Atlantic. On Thursday, the WMO launched an online poll to decide a name for the new storm. Right now, the leading candidate is Tropical Storm Giant Freaking Dildo.

On Tuesday, the name Tropical Storm Giant Freaking Dildo was in the lead with almost 50,000 votes, beating out more offensive suggestions like Tropical Storm Douchey McAsshat and Tropical Storm Thundercunt. Of course, there were plenty of serious suggestions, like Tropical Storm Trump, but Giant Freaking Dildo was the clear frontrunner.

“There’s something about the name Tropical Storm Giant Freaking Dildo’ that just works,” commented one user. “That’s gonna catch my attention and get me worried about the coming storm. What happens when Giant Freaking Dildo hits land? We’re screwed.”

Despite the onslaught of offensive and ‘funny’ suggestions, the World Meteorological Organization is taking it all in stride.

“We’ve had thousands of suggestions on the poll, many of them I cannot repeat,” said Susan Jameson, director of corporate affairs at the WMO. “We are shocked and horrified at the suggestions being put forth by the people of the Internet, but we are glad they are embracing the idea.”

The poll was closed today, but the WMO will have the final say on the name of the next Tropical Storm.

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