OED: "monkey's wedding"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 2 08:27:43 UTC 2012


In the United States, particularly in the South, a sunshower is said
to show that _'the devil is beating his wife'_, because he is angry
that God has created a beautiful day."


OTOH, this is the first time that I've ever encountered either
"sunshower" or "monkey's wedding." Somehow, I *am* familiar with
"snowshower," for which, needless to say, I know of no Southern
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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