I'll describe their houses a little. The well-known antipathy between cats and dogs and their consequential fights has been suggested as a metaphor for stormy weather. It has also been suggested that at one time the streets of British towns were so poorly constructed that many cats and dogs would drown whenever there was a storm; people seeing the corpses floating by would its raining cats and dogs they had fallen from the sky, like the proverbial rains of frogs. Dogs and wolves were attendants to Odin, the god of storms, and sailors associated them with rain. Polecats aren't cats as such but the jump its raining cats and dogs them in linguistic rather than veterinary terms isn't large and it seems clear that Broome's version was essentially the same phrase. This is nonsense of course.
Jake - Age: 24
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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. If the phrase were just ' raining cats ', or even if there also existed a French word 'dogadoupe', we might be going somewhere with this one.
'Raining cats and dogs' - the meaning and origin of this phrase
The well-known antipathy between cats and dogs and their consequential fights has been suggested as a metaphor for stormy weather. As there isn't, let's pass this by. In heavy rain, the animals would either be washed out of the thatch, or rapidly abandon it for better shelter, so it would seem to be raining cats and dogs.
Raining cats and dogs
When it rains cats and dogs, you tend to get very wet. The saying presents an interesting image, of animals falling from the sky, that doesn't seem to have much . If you look out the window and see a heavy rainstorm, you should not be surprised if you hear an English speaker say, “It's raining cats and dogs!. One of his characters fears that it will “rain cats and dogs.” Whether Swift coined the phrase or was using a cliché, his satire was likely the beginning of the.
Carmen - Age: 25
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No one has gone to the effort of speculating that this is from mythic reports of stairs being carried into the air in storms and falling on gullible peasants.
What's the meaning of the phrase 'Raining cats and dogs'?
I have to admit defeat and say that I don't know the origin of this phrase. No one knows the precise source of this 17th century expression, but we can be sure that it didn't originate because animals fell from the sky. It has also been suggested that cats and dogs were washed from roofs during heavy weather. So when some particularly violent tempest appeared, people suggested it was caused by cats bringing the rain and dogs the wind. Not that we need to study meteorological records for that - it's plainly implausible.
Lola - Age: 30
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It hardly needs debunking but, lest there be any doubt, let's do that anyway. They were the only place for the little animals to get warm.
If you look out the window and see a heavy rainstorm, you should not be surprised if you hear an English speaker say, “It's raining cats and dogs!. When it rains cats and dogs, you tend to get very wet. The saying presents an interesting image, of animals falling from the sky, that doesn't seem to have much . It was raining cats and dogs so all flights were cancelled and I could not reach in time to my native town to join the marriage ceremony of my.