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Finally ladies and gentlemen, we can proudly say “it’s raining cats and dogs over here.” I always wondered why people would say so because the statement just seems very silly if you have never heard it before, or you have heard it enough times to stop and question it’s etymology.

There is no one clear answer as to why people say it’s raining cats and dogs, because in other cultures they say different things, like old women, sticks, crowbars, frogs, axes, knives…the list seems endless.

My absolute favorite explanation for why they say cats and dogs is that the Greek phrase “kata doksa”, which means “contrary to expectation” is often applied to heavy rain. Interesting, don’t you think?


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