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what's the orign of the slang "rain cats and dogs "?
Mar 16, 2011 5:07 AM
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Worse than raining cats and dogs is hailing taxis. The phrase has a good rhythm to it. It just sounds good.
March 16, 2011
so that's to say,when the rain pours down ,dogs and cats drown ,so you recall heavy rain of the died body of the cats and dogs,doesn't it right?
March 16, 2011
The phrase raining cats and dogs is of unknown origin. A number of folk tales have been put forward to explain the phrase, for example, In 16th century Europe when peasant homes were commonly thatched, the home was constructed in such a manner that animals could crawl into the thatch and find shelter from the elements, and would fall out during heavy rain.
March 16, 2011
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