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Thunderbolts & Lightning

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This photo, taken in Azumibashi in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, shows the unusual, powerful storm that crossed over the city Tuesday afternoon at around 5 p.m. Parts of Tokyo observed hail in the afternoon, disrupting traffic.

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Very, very fright'ning me...

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Cool picture.

That storm was crazy. The thunder shook my entire house a couple of times.

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Thunderbolts and lightning... hmmm... So I guess some lightning was accompanied by thunder and other lightning wasn't? Anyway... nice picture!

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@Farmboy

"Lightning"'s uncountable, innit?

You wouldn't say "thunderbolts and lightnings", any more than you'd say "peaches and creams."

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The storm was about 3pm; by 5pm it was a sunny day again.

I was treated to a spectacular hailstorm from the office window.

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Aw, c'mon....nobody answered 'Galileo'!? ;-))

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Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening sing...

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@Himajin, magnifico!

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isn't it thunder and lightening bolts?

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@Mirai

"Lightning bolts", yes. Wanted to point that out, but thought I'd done enough English teaching for one post : )

Still, the song is still pretty excellent stuff....

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Beautiful picture.

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"Lightning"'s uncountable, innit?

You wouldn't say "thunderbolts and lightnings", any more than you'd say "peaches and creams."

I'm not sure what you are responding to. There was no 's' in my post. I basically agree with Mirai Hayashi that the caption, 'Thunder and Lightning" would be a better choice.

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I'm not sure what you are responding to. There was no 's' in my post. I basically agree with Mirai Hayashi that the caption, 'Thunder and Lightning" would be a better choice.

I'm guessing that the usage of the title was in reference to Bohemian Rhapsody. It was literally the first thing I thought of when I read the title (had the song in my head all day yesterday as a results), and as others have mentioned it in this thread, it seems I wasn't the only one.

So you'd have to go to Queen if there is a dispute with the thread title. They coined the phrase.

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