Thursday June 11th, 2020 Water Blog

It’s raining….

 

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

— Roger Miller.

Weather is always a really important topic of conversation. How do we describe the rain?

 

It looks like it’s going to rain

It’s raining cats and dogs

The heavens have opened

It’s drizzling

It’s spitting

It’s bucketing down

It’s good weather for ducks

April showers

A downpour

It’s been raining on and off all day.

It’s pouring

It’s raining sideways

A deluge

It’s really coming down out there

Let’s stay inside until the rain lets up

Getting soaking wet

Scattered showers

I’ve had enough of all this rain!!

 

In various parts of the globe, rain is described in different ways – some of the translations are:

 

Faroe Islands: It’s raining pilot whales

Germany: It’s raining puppies

Greece: It’s raining chair legs

Romania: It’s raining frogs

Portugal: It’s raining frogs’ beard

Slovakia: Tractors are falling

A hopeful note in terms of COVID-19 – Every storm, runs out of rain

 

[1] Very unpleasant weather.  George Cruikshank, 1820.  Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, National Gallery of Art

 

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