tempest, hurricane, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, or Big Bang?
“I thought that was, frankly, a tempest in the teapot,” he says with a smile.
MTV, meanwhile, released a statement Wednesday about the tempest in a teapot swirling around Skins.
"violent storm," mid-13c., from Old French tempeste (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, from Latin tempestas (genitive tempestatis) "storm, weather, season," also "commotion, disturbance," related to tempus "time, season" (see temporal). Sense evolution is from "period of time" to "period of weather," to "bad weather" to "storm." Words for "weather" were originally words for "time" in languages from Russia to Brittany. Figurative sense of "violent commotion" is recorded from early 14c.