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July 03, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE

Joe Howlett in Abingdon says he's 74, but "I'm paying attention." He noticed Saturday when I said here there are no such words as "mostly" or "sunny" in the official meteorological glossary, while 8 inches away, Norm Lewis used those very words. Vito in Jarrettsville saw a "blatant contradiction ... Are you and Norm not on speaking terms?" Dunno. We've never met. (Hi, Norm!) Forecasters don't have to stick to the glossary. Optimists like Norm can say "mostly sunny." Pessimists (or purists) prefer "partly cloudy."

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