Off-topic request for opinion from all you literary types

Otter Perry ottertee at
Fri Jan 14 10:57:14 EST 2005

On Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 02:49 PM, minnow at wrote:

> How many words do you have for different sorts of rain?  I haven't ever
> counted, but words like drizzle and mizzle and smur and spitting rain 
> are
> all over the English language, it seems like.  To say nothing of 
> tempest
> and downpour and drenching!

Speaking as someone who lives on the Left Side of the pond and who
grew up in a wet climate and whose native language is English, what is

[Now I live in a much drier climate [SW CO] and I _love_ it, even if
  my skin is way too dry.]


- It doesn't make any difference what you do in the
   bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street
   and frighten the horses.

                                    -- Mrs. Patrick Campbell

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