We’ve had more than our fair share of rain over the last week and as I type this post it’s falling a flood outside.
I jumped over to the Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore to see if it had anything to say about rain. From sayings to folklore the book has a lot to say about rain.
- Like a picked chicken in a rain storm (sounds very uncomfortable)
- Raining like cattle with their horns down ( seems like I’ve heard this one, but not sure)
- A bull frog knows more about rain than the Almanac (true)
- A small rain will lay a great dust (a very deep saying if you study on it)
- As right as rain
- More rain, more rest (I’m sure this one was from the days when most folks were farmers)
- Sense enough to come in out of the rain (I hear this one often)
- The rain doesn’t know broadcloth from jeans
- Voice like rain on a tin roof (I think that would be a very pretty voice)
- It never rains but it pours (ain’t that the truth!)
- One raindrop can’t make a crop
- As welcome as the sun after a rain
- Sunshine follows the rain
- The morning rain is like an old woman’s dance, soon over (not this go around-its rained at all hours of the day and night)
- Gully-washer – A heavy rain
- Rain-seed – mottled clouds that mean rain is coming
- Trash-breaker, trash-washer – A big and sudden downpour of rain
If you think of any to add to the list please leave a comment.