Expressions of Heavy Rain (around the World)
English- cats and dogs
Iceland- fire and brimstone
Greece- chair legs
Catalonia- barrels and casks
Ireland- cobblers knives
Brazil- lizards and snakes
Czech Republic- wheelbarrows
Denmark- shoemaker’s apprentices
Wales- knives and forks
I find this list terrifying to the extreme. I have lived my life with the fear of dogs and cats raining down from the skies, no doubt swept up by tornadoes in the Midwest. But “husbands” (and not wives), “shoemaker’s apprentices” ( and not shoemakers), Greek chairlegs?
It’s all too much, I have too many fears already, I can’t live in another country. The worst is raining French ropes. Ropes?.
(With thanks to James Chapman, soundimals.com)