Never before in the last 2 centuries of England's past has the word been so over used.
England, or rather parts/areas of it, have always been prone to flooding. As people have built on floodplains all over the country, and councils have failed in their duty to clean drains, the more chance there is of that area flooding. It is basic commonsense.
So, now we have constant news reports of flood warnings. Can anyone really be surprised that this happens?
Todays buzzword is floods.
n : stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless
repetition [syn: cant]
-- From WordNet (r) 2.0