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At What Age Did You Start Drinking?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

I wonder where the expression "it's raining cats and dogs came from".
Now let's see who really reads the message body and replies before posting.

UTA


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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Replies before posting ??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Answer to your question: Because it can't rain cows.

Second answer: I started as soon as I was born. I began with milk.


 Big thumbs up


User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

Well, Sebolino, it can rain like a peeing cow.

As for the topic starter question, I think I was drinking amniotic fluid before milk...

cheers,

707


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

You mean 'reply before reading'
I don't know why it rains cats and dogs. I feel that the phrase 'bucketing down' is much better.


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1313 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.
Rule 20,
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:



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User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20030407.html

Quoting:

"...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.

regards
Luis


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Ummm.... Imagine if it rained Elephants and Hippopotamuses!

You really are bored, aren't you Will?  Big grin


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Do you try to fool us?
PhotoLPPT has some good points.

I started at an age of about 14.

pelican


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1244 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...



CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

I personally prefer "It's raining men", better.

Signed,
UTA_flyingHIGH

And on another note, 18 is when I started drinking...when you're an engineering student, Jack Daniels and Bayer become your best friends... Big grin

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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

I personally prefer "It's raining men", better.

Signed,
UTA_flyingHIGH


You mistook me for my buddy 707cmf  Laugh out loud

UTA



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

This is such an old topic!

Why not something like:

Why having MTV Europe when the yanks taking all the prizes????

Just a thought!  Insane

Micke/SE



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Hmmm, think I started at 15 or something... Maybe 16. Who's counting?  Smile

Why having MTV Europe when the yanks taking all the prizes????


The real question is "why have MTV at all?"  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

I totally agree w you, Thom@s  Big thumbs up

Micke



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

So, has anyone fallen into the trap yet?
I started at 12.


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

I remember in 1990 I had a few glasses of fine Georgian wine. I was 8 and a half at that point. I think I tried something before too.

Alex.



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User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

And let's see who reads all the replies:
answer UTA_fliyingHIGH's 1 or 2 questions (depending on the way you're looking at it) and also answer:
when did you smoke your first cigarette?

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

I remember in 1990 I had a few glasses of fine Georgian wine. I was 8 and a half at that point. I think I tried something before too.

Alex.


That's one caught Big grin

UTA



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User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 972 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

no......tornado's silly...


Carpe Pices
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

I started drinking O'Douls Non-alcoholic when I was 13 and still do.

Signed,
OYRJA


User currently offlineSJUboeingGirl From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1036 times:

I read the body but i'm going staight to the question ; here in PR it is legal to drink @ 18 but I started at 15 when i was in germany.

-Monica  Laugh out loud




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