OED: "monkey's wedding"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 2 20:42:28 UTC 2012

On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nor, to my surprise, is "sunshower" in OED.

Why "surprise"? Didn't I just note that *I* am unfamiliar with the
term, "sunshower"? :-) And my spellcheck isn't familiar with it,
either, for that matter.

It seems to me *now* that the concept of a guy beating up on his wife
because of something that he doesn't like, but which is totally
outside of her control, is pretty sick. But, at the time, I was like,
"He beats her. She cries. Her tears are the raindrops. Got it."

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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