BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1177 times:
Another stupid thread, oh goody,
it's raining cats and dogs came from, come from I think is more correct,
Its raining cats and dogs is popular as well as bucketing and "its pissing down",
Maybe your message is off topic.
Please use the most relevant and descriptive heading for your topics. The topic of your thread should therefore be as detailed as possible. Examples of unacceptable topics include, but are not limited to:
"...including an old sailor's myth that cats have sway over the weather. Feline meteorological magic, coupled with a symbolic association of storms with dogs, may be the genesis for the phrase."
" ....On account of the notorious inefficiency of 17th-century sewage and drainage systems, the streets of European cities were often littered with debris and dead animals after heavy rainstorms."
"It could liken the racket made by a storm to the thunderous noise made by fighting cats and dogs. Or, it may arise from the era of thatched roofs when downpours would bring cats and dogs dozing atop houses down onto the occupants."
"The leading theory seems to be that animals have been associated with weather for centuries. Cats stand for rain, and dogs for wind."
Ah, the wonders of Google...
As for the topic question, first beer at 12, then whisky and vodka around 15.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1108 times:
Jasepl: One time on a roadtrip in Alaska it felt like that, rain was so heavy and drops so big even with the wipers on full you couldn't see a meter infront of you if all the bacon north of the equator depended on it...