Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Missing the Boat


Japan has at least fifty words for rain.

Hawaii has even more.

As do the Welsh.

Considering the weather here I think we may be missing the boat on this.......and no one wants to be missing their boat with all this coming down. I am thinking we maybe should bring the canoe down from the shed and park it in the dining room.....just in case. I already dug the paddles out of the closet.

What I mean to say is that we need to come up with more words for rain to serve us here in the eastern and central parts of the US.

It's all very well to list downpour, drizzle, deluge, mist, fog, steady, intermittent, may be heavy at times, torrential and all, but somehow these are not enough. 

I think that we need to hit the shift key and amalgamate some of those uppercase symbols on the top row of the keyboard into all new words with which to express our feelings about rain.

Meanwhile, Ooame, pakaku, go away...and don't let the door hit you in the backside on your way out. We have enough cats and dogs inside without them falling from the sky for a month, thank you.




6 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

After our long cold spring, we are in desperate need of that moisture...wish I could send you some heat and sun and you could send us some cooler rainy weather.

Too much of anything is just too much.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

I'm with Linda, you can have this heat and humidity, it's so dry here and right around 90F each day.

It's just too extreme on each end. We want avoid forest fires and you need to get your hay put up.

Anonymous said...

Hi, California here. If we had 2 days a week of solid rain for the next year and more, we would be extremely happy.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of intermittent rain........not all the rain YOU are getting....it has to be ferustrating. Glad you take it with such grace and humor. Blessings to you all.......will look up Ojibwe word for rain...---Merri

threecollie said...

Linda, wouldn't it be nice if it would even out and everybody get what is needed rather than all or nothing? It has been so darned cold here it is ridiculous. Flannel shirts every day!

Nita, as I said to Linda, wish this would all even out for everybody. It is supposed to be warm and dry for four or five days here, but I don't believe it. It usually takes weeks of little rains to dry out after an onslaught like we have had.

Anon, wish there was some way to share!

Merri, I would love to see that word! I love languages! Take care.

Cathy said...

It's been crazy in so many places! Like you - we're ready to dry out!