Saturday, March 17, 2012

Its Raining, Its Pouring!

This is a re post from a few years ago but oh so fitting for today. Its a mess here and I will be driving over an hour to see my niece in a play!
It's raining Cats & Dogs!!
In light of the terrential rains and a small tornado (completely foreign to sunny So.Cal.) I thought this is fitting althought the story below is kinda gross. We are being washed away....literally!  If your an animal lover you might be surprised at how this saying originated, I was.  The flooding, mudslides and evacuations are expected to last all week, yuck.

Meaning: It’s raining heavily

Origin: There are roughly 200 theories on this one. The most probable? In 17th-century England, public sanitation wasn’t what it is today—hence during deluges, rain coursing down the streets would often carry dead animals with it. As a result, even though cats and dogs never literally showered down from above, they became associated with severe rainstorms. Photo: iStockPhotos

This is featured in a fun article by Woman's Day about popular ideoms. The article is pretty humorous and gives an  insight into where all those funny saying are believed to originate.Hope all of you are warm, safe and cozy!

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