A customer and I were talking about rain, and the subject of Eskimos having over 50 different words for snow came up, sadly it’s nothing more then a urban legend.
It got me thinking, since we are so bogged down in the wet stuff here on the West Coast just how many different words we use for rain.
When you live on the wet coast, I mean the West Coast, you learn to deal with rain, because there are few weeks in the year that we don’t participate in ducking and covering, umbrellas, and gum boots.
Those few weeks are called Summer. They are short and sweet, humid, and hot.
Descriptive words for rain.
- At least you don’t have to shovel it.
- Liquid sunshine
- April Showers
- Periods of rain
- Another wet one
- Soggy sunshine
- No end in sight
- Never ending monsoon
- Raining cats and dogs