Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yesterday I was researching the meteorological phenomenon of frogs falling from the sky (don't ask) and it got me started thinking about how much I LOVE weird idioms. You know, even overused ones like it's raining cats and dogs. When we lived in France, I started my own French idiom collection. Here's a few for your enjoyment:
Je suis chocolat! (literally, I am chocolate) = I've been swindled!
C'est la fin des haricots! (It's the end of the beans!) = That's the last straw!
On a fait chou blanc. (We made white cabbage.) = We drew a blank.
Appuie sur le champignon! (Press on the mushroom!) = Hurry up!
But back to the raining cats and dogs business...
Good ole Monsieur Wikipedia directed me to a wonder-full list of all sorts of idioms to describe a hard rain.
Check these out, won't you?
What are you waiting for? Press on the mushroom!
Det regner skomagerdrenge.
it's raining shoemakers' apprentices.
it's raining chair legs.
Het regent pijpestelen.
by Chris Campbell
Serbian for it's raining axes. Ouch!
And here's my all around favorite...
Det regner trollkjerringer.
Love that one! Do they all come with miniature flamingos?
Have a super Wednesday, y'all!