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Binx
05-18-2006, 01:03 PM
I'm looking out of the window in my office and I see sunshine but there is a driving rain pounding the window. My gandmother calls this the Devil beating his wife. I have no idea why.

Scotty
05-18-2006, 01:05 PM
It's a big southern expression I've heard it all my life here in Alabama, when I went up north to Boston when it happened I mentioned it and of course people thought i was insane.

Bervda
05-18-2006, 01:06 PM
Definitely one from the dirty south.

Binx
05-18-2006, 01:11 PM
I knew it was a Southern thing, and it evokes great imagery, but just don't get that imagery short of rain=tears of beaten wife.

Scotty
05-18-2006, 01:25 PM
I knew it was a Southern thing, and it evokes great imagery, but just don't get that imagery short of rain=tears of beaten wife.

devil is whipping his wife Said when it rains while the sun is shining; the rain is supposed to represent the tears of the devil's wife.
From _The Facts on File Dictionary of Regionalisms_ (2000) by Robert Hendrickson

Dreg
05-18-2006, 01:27 PM
Uh-oh, fog. Jesus is farting in our face again.

Binx
05-18-2006, 01:49 PM
Uh-oh, fog. Jesus is farting in our face again.
Thread fart?

who cares?
05-18-2006, 02:03 PM
no, it's not southern (americans think the whole world revolves around them...........:-P)

it exists in eastern europe too

Ravengregory
05-18-2006, 03:07 PM
too easy