Talk:Burns' Day Storm

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The number of people killed varies depending on who you ask, some estimates are as low as 90 whilst others report 100 or more. The figure I used comes from the Met Office's assessment. --Zerbey 15:41, 26 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I seen to remember that it was during this storm that Gordon Kaye suffered serious head injuries when a scaffolding pole flew through the windscreen of his car. Mintguy (T) 15:44, 26 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Ah.. just checked on the BBC site (as did you I guess) and I see it was a plank from a billboard. Mintguy (T)
Me, I thought for sure it was a tree, I guess my memory is not what it used to be! Glad I checked... --Zerbey 16:43, 26 Aug 2004 (UTC)
From what *I* remember, it was widely reported as being a large tree branch that went through the windscreen...that was before the full facts were known SmUX 19:17, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Strongest storm on record?[edit]

The claim that this was "one of the strongest storms on record" needs both citation and qualification, such as "one of the strongest storms to hit Europe". I mean, it wouldn't rank in the top 5 in any given Atlantic hurricane season, would it? Jeff Worthington 14:48, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

In a single hurricane season...maybe, if it's a slow season. But yeah, it needs clarification as one of the strongest storms to hit Europe, or the U.K. bob rulz 12:10, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus. --BDD (talk) 21:42, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Burns' Day stormBurns Day storm – Burns Day itself has no apostrophe, so shouldn't the storm named after it do the same? Sophie means wisdom (talk) 21:58, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Oppose. All sources where I could find this storm have its name listed as Burns' Day Storm (with the apostrophe), making the name with the apostrophe seem to be the official name of the storm, regardless of the spelling of Burns Day. Steel1943 (talk) 07:32, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The removal of the apostrophe would make sense if the vast majority of sources didn't use it. Thebestfeet 10:42, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support To match the main article. Just because sources have an incorrect apostrophe, doesn't mean we should follow suit. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 09:47, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Neutral Which language is being used Scots or English? Is there a difference between the two in the matter? doesn't have an apostrophe, but the page makes reference to Burns' Poetry with apostrophe.Lacunae (talk) 15:40, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm unclear as to what the proposer meant by Burns Day itself has no apostrophe, or what Lugnuts means by match the main article, but both Burns' Day and Burns Day are in common usage AFAIK (it's hard to form a Google search to check it), and at present both are redlinks in English Wikipedia, while both Burns' day and Burns day redirect to Burns Supper. That article does not use the apostrophe at present, but so far as article titles go there's no consistency issue within Wikipedia. Andrewa (talk) 06:37, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.