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Raining Cats and Dogs? Who Invented that?

January 2nd 2011 9:53 am
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Have you ever seen Cats and Dogs tumble and rumble down from the rainy clouds? I'm only 3 but I never ever seen anything like that so I'm curious as a cat about who the nim nod was that said "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" !

Over at the LIbrary where I met Dewey the LIbrary Cat - he and me researched this - sitting on books, we catnapped on books, we found library dust bunnies under the books and we still couldn't figure out WHO said "It's Raining Cats and Dogs"! Golly gee wiz we finally found this in a furry old history book: "The phrase first appears in its modern form in Jonathan Swift’s A Complete Collection of Polite and Ingenious Conversation in 1738: “I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs”, though a variant form is recorded in 1653 in City Wit, a work of the English playwright Richard Brome, in which he wrote “It shall raine ... Dogs and Polecats”, which seems to suggest a stranger and less easily comprehensible origin".

Yee Haw! That's a big super dooper old explanation and compurrrrrhensibly reasonable for this Cowboy Kitty who moved to the City! So now we know more about "It's Raining Cats and Dogs".


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Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

January 2nd 2011 at 11:08 am

Wow! I just KNEW you were book smart and Dewey Smart like me *wink*
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

January 2nd 2011 at 8:05 pm

That's really interesting. In my house it only rains cats. It seems to do it a LOT in the kitchen when Maurice jumps off the fridge at me.

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