Cats and Dogs

Discussion in 'Surin News' started by nomad97, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    No, not the little furry things running around the house and garden but the 'cats and dogs' as in heavy rain. Looks like the fine, hot spell of weather could be in for a change next week. I am sure some heavy rain would be very welcomed by most.

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  2. FERET

    FERET Surin Legend

    Q) How did you know it was raining cats and dogs ?.
    A) I just stepped in a poodle !.
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  3. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Legend

    I wonder what was the origin of the expression "its raining cats and dogs" ?

    Anyone care to take a stab in the dark (now there's another expression that could cause concern!)
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  4. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    What's the meaning of the phrase 'Raining cats and dogs'?
    Raining very heavily.

    Origin - the short version
    No one knows the precise source of the 17th century expression 'raining cats and dogs', but we can be sure that it didn't originate because animals fell from the sky.

    Origin - the full story

    This is an interesting old English phrase in that, although we don't know who coined it or why, it has spawned a host of speculative derivations. Let's can get the fanciful proposed derivations out of the way...

    The phrase isn't in any sense literal, that is, it doesn't record an incident where cats and dogs fell from the sky. Small creatures, of the size of frogs or fish, do occasionally get carried skywards in freak weather, but there's no record of groups of them being scooped up in that way and causing this phrase to be coined. Not that we need to study meteorological records for that - it's plainly implausible.

    See full explanation here:
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  5. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    Maybe today is the day .............................


    Or maybe not.
  6. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    Not a chance.;;bad simle;;
  7. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Perhaps if I go and cut the grass...............usually works!
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  8. Rice

    Rice Surin Legend

    I will wash the car and leave the windows down. That will work for sure!
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  9. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Administrator

    I always thought that it came from the fact that thatched roofs were ‘homes’ of all sorts of creatures as they were warm , until it rained, then they left their sanctuary & it ‘rained cats & dogs’.

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  10. FERET

    FERET Surin Legend

    Shit loads of lightning to the East @ 04.00 but, not a drop of rain.
  11. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I wonder what the origin of that phrase is?
  12. FERET

    FERET Surin Legend

    I believe that the phrase started out as, " Ship loads " but was changed by filthy bastards like me.
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  13. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    It's been chuffin 'ot this afternoon!
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  14. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Definitely would be welcomed by me.

    But that forecast was a week ago and we've seen bugger all rain in my end of the village since.

    [Plenty of cats and soi dogs though!]
  15. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Administrator

    I was told from Tuesday this week for 3 or 4 days

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  16. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    Not a sign in the sky or on the radars.
  17. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  18. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    At last - its arrived.

  19. Eanto

    Eanto Guest

    By chance, I brought the washing in earlier
  20. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend


    But not a lot.
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