OED: "monkey's wedding"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 2 20:55:57 UTC 2012

Wow. You are one natural mythopoeist!


On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> 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."
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