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Why do people say "It's raining cats and dogs"? Have cats or dogs ever fallen down from YOUR sky???

Posted by Mzrpl (23458 total points) about September 8, 2011 in Environment & Nature - 763 views - 10 total answers. Status: closed. - Report

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    I think I read somewhere that the saying originated in about the 17th Century when small animals would climb into the thatched roof on a hut and in a heavy rain they would be washed out, Hence, "It's raining cats and dogs".

    I either read it or imagined it on one of my groooovy trips. LOL

    September 9, 2011
    Posted by Pluto68 (21095 total points) - Report
  • Don't know about cats, but after heavy rains I have to step over poodles.

    September 8, 2011
    Posted by Dave Cobb (19871 total points) - Report
  • Sky, no. Roof, yes.

    September 8, 2011
    Posted by vikendratnik (11027 total points) - Report
  • Never ever! That's why we, clever people in the Flemish part of the land of the Belgians don't say that! We say: "Het regent pijpestelen" (pijpesteel= stem of a pipe)... Oops, now that I think of it... I never saw.. never mind...

    September 9, 2011
    Posted by Linda (5535 total points) - Report
    • Dave Cobb
      Dave Cobb It was a wet dreary night the unseen stars tinkleing above the dark clouds.
      September 9, 2011 - 2 like this
    • sonata
      sonata "Once upon a midnight dreary" . . . .
      September 10, 2011
  • No....but, I have seen a "cow pissing on a flat rock"!

    September 8, 2011
    Posted by Wise1 (8771 total points) - Report
  • According to "The Weather Girls", "It's Raining Men"!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGLZqDXau98

    September 9, 2011
    Posted by Wabbit (7156 total points) - Report
    • mc_alamo
      mc_alamo It was cute.
      September 9, 2011
  • I never saw any, but I did wonder where all the "Cats in the Bag" and the Pound of Dogs came from.

    September 9, 2011
    Posted by Louise (899 total points) - Report
  • Saying meows and barks would sound sillier.

    September 8, 2011
    Posted by mc_alamo (15073 total points) - Report
  • A cat has fallen from our trees, yes. Poor "Dumb Bob".

    I have seen "hailing taxis".

    September 8, 2011
    Posted by MrsDK (9015 total points) - Report
  • Yes, the rain makes my roof slick and those suckers slide right off.

    September 9, 2011
    Posted by FLUGG (37494 total points) - Report
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