Originally Posted by armoredman
Lived in this state well over 40 years, and I have NEVER EVER heard it called a frickin' "HABOOB" before! Maybe in the Middle East it's a "haboob", but here it's a DUST STORM! If the media types wanna call it by an Arabic name, they can go to Iraq! Egads.
Yes, the first and second ones swept right over me, sky went dark, couldn't see the road from the front window, couldn't see the back wall of the back yard. Very glad to not have been driving during those conditions.
Chill out dude! I was using the word because I thought it was a funny term. The term fits whether or not you are here in the USA or the middle east. Much the same as if you as an American were to go to the middle east and refer to the haboobs as dust storms. What would you think of someone in the middle east getting all angry about an American using the term dust storm?
But just maybe I am a secret plant just trying to "Islamify" this forum