“If this was a hurricane, then I basically live in a constant tornado in Griesheim, Germany, where I live.”
Andrea Petkovic blogs that Hurricane Irene that hit New York city on Aug 28, 2011—the eve of the US Open— was a mere squall in comparison to the weather in her home town.
What she really meant:
“Much ado about nothing, in particular. Our matches haven’t been rescheduled, so it’s no big deal.”
What she definitely didn’t:
“I need lessons in English grammar, so that I don’t repeat the same word twice or more in a single sentence.”