Apparently flames, storms, winds, and water can't do anything but rage. Not even on the news.
"Tonight at six: Forest fires continue to rage just ten miles southwest of...."
"Hurricane-force winds raged through this small town last night..."
You get the idea. I can't remember the last time I've read or heard about fires or floodwaters that didn't rage.
And it's ticking me off. I mean, what if the river's just misunderstood? What if it's only mildly irritated?
So please, please help me. Have you heard nature described in any way other than 'raging'? What words were used? Or are there other cliches that make you overreact?
'Cause, yeah, I know I'm overreacting.