Weather Channel field reporter Matt Seidel was subjected to some playfully mockery on social media after referring to a snowman as a "snowperson" in a tweet on Tuesday.
Seidel shared a photo of what he referred to as a snowperson with his 2.6 million followers while making note of the second snowfall of the season in Nashau, N.H.
He also shared a forecast that Boston was expected to experience its coldest Thanksgiving on record.
"[First] snowperson of the season and the 2nd snowfall in less than a week in Nashua, NH," wrote Seidel before fellow Weather Channel reporter Matt Saffer for helping to build the snowperson. "Thanks to @TheMattSaffer for the eyes, nose, etc. Thanksgiving forecast to be the coldest on record in nearby Boston with a high of 21° and wind chills in the single numbers."
1st snowperson of the season and the 2nd snowfall in less than a week in Nashua, NH. Thanks to @TheMattSaffer for the eyes, nose, etc.— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving forecast to be the coldest on record in nearby Boston with a high of 21° and wind chills in the single numbers. pic.twitter.com/1xpFts6ORL
The reaction to Seidel's characterization came swiftly.
“Snowperson.” Lol. https://t.co/JpYmFJT41t— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) November 20, 2018
Frosty the Snowperson...https://t.co/grQXaZbK2y— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 20, 2018
Someone Just Called A Snowman A 'Snowperson,' And I Am So Done https://t.co/qAMYFsznME— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) November 20, 2018
Snowperson? https://t.co/SBXgf5AQL3— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 20, 2018
“Snowperson” is now a thing ... https://t.co/jx7nxDHs43— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) November 20, 2018
Earlier this month, the BBC was also mocked on social media after it aired an episode of a children's cartoon featuring a "snowperson," including by former "Star Trek" star William Shatner.
The whole world is going [crazy]!" Shatner wrote to his 2.5 million followers in linking to a newspaper story on backlash surrounding the broadcast.
the whole world’s going cray! https://t.co/kZYKJdiAb4— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 6, 2018