Wednesday, August 31, 2005


In all the hurricane coverage, I've come across the word "inundated" a lot, as in "Since the levee broke, New Orleans has been inundated." Now I always thought to inundate just meant to overwhelm in general, so I found it odd that in every single corner, people were using this word to describe the disaster down there. I figured there must be something to it, so I looked it up:


  1. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
  2. To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp.
So there it is. Inundate.