My very first post here was about an article using the term "supernova" to describe golfer Annika Sorenstam's sudden prominence:
This year a writer must have Googled on "Annika Sorenstam Bad Astronomy" because he avoided the term, in an AP article that was in my Sunday paper in advance of the US Women's Open. This time he used the term "Meteoric rise"!?!
It seems to me I've heard that term before, but does a meteor ever go up?
Our friend Kilopi defended the use of "supernova". Will anyone defend "meteoric rise"?