High waters everywhere

I’ve been watching a lot of CNN International and BBC World over the last few days, and I’ve seen a lot of coverage of Hurricane Katrina. I soon discovered that in times of emergency, when they suddenly have to say something for a news report, people say the darndest things.

“Hot and bothered by a shortage of water.” – A BBC reporter.

“There ain’t- There isn’t no water.” A Biloxi resident uses her fancy talk for the TV crew.

And my absolute favourite:

“New Orleans is the Venice, Italy of the world.” – New Orleans native Richard Simmons.

By the way, how’s about donating to the Red Cross?