Monday, March 2, 2015

Raining Cats and Dogs

While living in Macedonia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I was teaching English to the director of the American Corner in Tetovo.  We met five evenings a week and sometimes on Saturday.   One day during our lesson, we were leafing through a book of idioms.  I saw the one to describe a downpour.  I explained that when it is raining heavily, we say, "It's raining cats and dogs."  Gezim immediately laughed at that imagery.  From then on, anytime I would arrive at the American Corner during a downpour, he would say, "It's raining cats and dogs!"  Then we would both laugh.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Melissa,

    Your story about the imagery Gezim conjured up when envisioning "raining cats and dogs," and the humor of it all, made me think of my days as a FL student when I tried to learn the counterpart of this idiom in Spanish. I will share my recollections in a separate post. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! -Kay