|It is better to communicate
good information than to offer
misinformation in the name
of good communication.
This is an image of a raindrop as presented by popular culture. Actually, real raindrops do not look like this (until they have ceased to be rain by splattering on a window, say). Small raindrops are spherical; larger ones assume a shape more like that of a hamburger bun. Of this there is no question. A more detailed discussion of this can be found on the Bad Rain page. (Green might seem like an odd choice as the color of rain, but it follows a long-standing meteorological convention --- see radar maps for an example. However, it does not seem likely that anyone will be misled by this color coding into believing that rain is, in fact, green.)
Yet, everything from advertisements to (gulp) The Weather Channel, artistically represents raindrops as teardrops. I once asked a television weatherman why he did this despite the fact that he (presumably) knew better. "Because," he responded, "it is good communication." Sigh... This page is dedicated to the proposition that:it is better to communicate good information
than to offer misinformation in the name of