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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 07/ 2/2008

Is It Hotter Than Hell?

By Jason Samenow

Before anyone complains about the use of a "bad" word on the Capital Weather Gang blog, let the record show I'm referring to a real town -- Hell, Michigan -- located in in the southeast corner of the state (population 70). If D.C. records hotter temperatures than Hell, Michigan, over the next several days, you just might win free hot wings from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Today, tomorrow or Friday, visit at 3 p.m. ET to check the temperature in Hell and see how temperatures locally measure up. If temperatures here are "Hotter than Hell," register to win the wings. If you're among the first 500 people to register, you get a voucher for the free wings. Hell yeah!

By Jason Samenow  | July 2, 2008; 2:30 PM ET
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I assure you that my former mother-out-law's apartment on Massachusetts Avenue NW has always been hotter than the remainder of the District!

Posted by: bigolpoofter | July 2, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Hell MI is rather close to the lake and is cooled by "lake effect". The name is no doubt from the German adjective "hell" meaning "bright", not from the English word for the underworld or Hades, the devil's domain.

Speaking of German, the language has a few words spelled the same as in English but with radically different meaning. "Hell" is just one of these. "Held" in German is "hero" in English, and the German word "Gift" translates as "poison" in our language. This explains why the Nazi SS officials at Auschwitz in the TV movie "Holocaust" are portrayed holding containers of cyanide pellets labeled as "Giftgas" shortly before the scene in which they lead Jewish and other prisoners to the gas chambers (under the pretense of "delousing"!). Another interesting German word is that for "submarine": "Unterseeboot", generally shortened to "U-Boot" or U-Boat" in our language.

Posted by: El Bombo | July 2, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Dude, I prefer Popeye's.


Posted by: Dude | July 2, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

The hell with this.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 2, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

*gasp* You said HELL on this blog. I'm writing a strongly worded letter to the post. Humph!

;) Heheheh, just kidding.

This is pretty cool. I might just sign up for that.

Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | July 2, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

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