Raining cats and dogs
barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Mon Jan 24 18:51:48 UTC 2005
American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on Monday, January 24,
2005 at 1:24 PM -0500 wrote:
>The saying it's raining cats and dogs was first noted in the 17th
>century, not the 16th.
1738 Swift _A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation_
[a1652 tr. J.F. Gmelin's Linnaeus' Syst. Nat. ... It shall raine .. Dogs
For what it's worth.
David K. Barnhart
barnhart at highlands.com
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