“You know, in New Hampshire we have over 40 different words for rain…”
…All of them unprintable,” Joanie at Grain of Salt reported on TJ’s original comment.
So here is my challenge for this week… the “Cow Hampshire” Award of the Week will be awarded to the person who can list the most words for “rain” that are already shown below. Foreign words, such as “lluvia” which is Spanish for rain, are NOT allowed. These must be English words. Multiple words, such as “cloud burst” are allowed.
I’ve come up with 29 different names for rain as follows: cat-and-dogs, buckets, cloud burst, cloud juice, condensation, deluge, downpour, drencher, drops, drizzle, falling fog, heavy dew, inundation, liquid sunshine, mist, monsoon, pouring rain, precipitation, pelting rain, rainstorm, (it’s) pouring, shower, sky juice, sprinkles, storming, rain, rainstorm, torrent, wet stuff
Take the rain challenge!!
Rain, rain, go away.
Come again some other day.
— Child’s Rhyme