This has been in my draft for ages, and I’m really tired and I was just looking through my drafts hoping somewhere there was a halfway decent post. And there was (I think.), so here we go! 31 ways English people say it’s raining.
- It’s raining (how inventive)
- It’s pouring (and the old man is snoring. Please say someone understands that)
- It’s absolutely tipping it down.
- What a fine day it is today.
- The clouds are crying.
- God is crying.
- I blame bad people for the weather.
- I was going to go shopping today…
- It’s wet outside.
- Plip plop plip plop. (You have to say this whilst looking out the window or people might think you’re weird and call the police)
- *goes outside* I’M SINGING IN THE RAIN. JUST SINGING IN THE RAIN! WHAT A GLORIOUS FEELING I’M HAPPY AGAIN.
- Can we watch TV now?
- It may or may not be raining outside.
- Would you like to go for a walk?
- Oooooohh rainbows.
- WHY ARENT THERE RAINBOWS?
- Do you think I could go outside?
- It’s tippling it down (yes, some people actually use this)
- It’s raining cats and dogs.
- It’s pelting it down
- It’s luttering it down
- It’s siling it down
- It’s plothering it down
- It’s raining stair-rods (to be honest I’m not entirely sure what a stair-rod is but I’ve heard it being used, so….)
- It’s raining chair legs (um okay)
- It’s raining like a cow relieving itself (yes I know I know it’s very weird but believe it or not I have heard it being used. Apparently it comes from French (il pleut comme vache qui pisse) That’s what I learned when I questioned that person about it. Still, there are no excuses. )
- It’s chucking it down.
- It’s raining old women. (Very sexist.)
- It’s raining pocket knives (Portuguese)
- It’s raining frogs’ beards (also Portuguese)
Aaaaaannnnnddd there we go. That was so much harder than I expected.
Love you all!