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'Post' Wants A Creative Name For Heat Wave

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'Post' Wants A Creative Name For Heat Wave

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'Post' Wants A Creative Name For Heat Wave

'Post' Wants A Creative Name For Heat Wave

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Washington, D.C. is suffering from intensive heat. The folks at The Washington Post blog "Capital Weather Gang" are trying to name it. Among the finalists: Helter Swelter, The Beltway Meltaway, and Sweat Ceiling.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

Here in Washington, people still talk about last year's Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse - the huge blizzard that shut down the city. Now D.C.'s having one of its worst heat waves ever. And the folks at a Washington Post blog are trying to name it. The rules - no ending with ageddon or pocalypse. Such a cliche. Among the finalists - the Beltway Meltaway and Sweat Ceiling. You know, like debt ceiling but more humid.

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