Move on, Frosty: Weather Channel reporter calls snowman a ‘snowperson’ — and the mockery piles up
Frosty the Snowman cannot be happy about this.
Weather Channel meteorologist and field reporter Matt Seidel tweeted a photo of a snowman in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Tuesday — and called it a “snowperson.”
1st snowperson of the season and the 2nd snowfall in less than a week in Nashua, NH. Thanks to @TheMattSaffer for the eyes, nose, etc.
Thanksgiving forecast to be the coldest on record in nearby Boston with a high of 21° and wind chills in the single numbers. pic.twitter.com/1xpFts6ORL
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) November 20, 2018
“1st snowperson of the season and the 2nd snowfall in less than a week in Nashua, NH,” Seidel wrote in text accompanying the photo.
He also thanked Matt Saffer, a multimedia journalist at the Weather Channel, “for the eyes, nose, etc.”
How did folks react?
So, was Seidel joking? Was he serious? Whatever his motivations, the Twitterverse took issue — in a mostly fun-loving way — to Seidel’s politically correct characterization.
“Snowperson.” Lol. https://t.co/JpYmFJT41t
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) November 20, 2018
Frosty the Snowperson…https://t.co/grQXaZbK2y
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 20, 2018
Someone Just Called A Snowman A 'Snowperson,' And I Am So Done https://t.co/qAMYFsznME
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) November 20, 2018
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 20, 2018
“Snowperson” is now a thing … https://t.co/jx7nxDHs43
— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) November 20, 2018
(H/T: The Hill)