Pat Shingleton: "So That's How You Say It!"
We have all experienced some Springtime downpours, especially since the end of April and through Mid-May. Possibly these events have prompted a few reminders of weather related expressions. Intense thunderstorms to some trigger a suggestion that "the angels are bowling." We've had a taste of late spring and early summer heat and humidity thus the expression, "Hotter than a fox in a forest fire." The Fourth of July always brings back, "Hotter than a Firecracker!" Another popular thunder expression, "It sounds like God's tater wagon turned over!" Our episodes of heavy rain may initiate flood watches and warnings but you won't recognize the National Weather Service initiating this alert... "It's gonna be a stump-floater and a gully washer." Here's a flirtatious hail storm reference that my wife has often used: "She's batting her eyes like a frog in a hailstorm." You may have recognized this one when the sun is shining and it's raining at the same time; "Seems like the devil is getting married" or "Looks and sounds like the devil is beating his wife." Forward your expressions to me for future columns.