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Right as rain

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rona, Feb 7, 2012.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I've just used the term and wondered what it's origin was:eek:
    If you are at all interested, here it is :D

    World Wide Words: Right as rain

    I know I know

    I'm weird ;)
     
  2. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

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    not weird, just a deeper thinker then most ;) I'm always curious as well where sayings come from, like dead ringer, etc :)
     
  3. missP

    missP PetForums Senior

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    i like to know these things too, just to lazy to find out!!!!!! so thanks.
     
  4. Jiskefet

    Jiskefet Slave to the Hairy Hikers

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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    The Rule of Thumb is a bit worrying.

    Apparently back along in history, a man was allowed to beat his wife, providing the stick that he beat her with was no wider then his Thumb:yikes:
     
  6. hutch6

    hutch6 PetForums VIP

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    What a load of Betty Swollocks. Everybody knows this is where the term originated from. Jeeez Louizzzze!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed.

    The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.

    After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to call it a day.

    Just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous.

    'You have no arms !'
    'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe !'
    And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon.
    The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found a replacement for Quasimodo.

    But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike the bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below.
    The stunned bishop rushed down two hundred and ninety five church steps, when he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moment before.

    As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked,

    'Bishop, who was this man ?'..

    'I don't know his name,' the bishop sadly replied,


    ' ................. BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL'


    WAIT ! WAIT ! There's more

    The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.

    The first man to approach him said, 'Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry yesterday.
    I pray that you honour his life by allowing me to replace him in this duty.'

    The bishop agreed to give the man an audition, and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot.

    Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side.

    'What has happened ? Who is this man ?' the first monk asked breathlessly.


    'I don't know his name,' sighed the distraught bishop, 'but....'


    (. . . Wait for it ...)



    (.. . . It's worth it.. ....)


    'HE'S A DEAD RINGER FOR HIS BROTHER.'
     
  7. snoopydo

    snoopydo PetForums VIP

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    I always use the term '' It's a cock Stride away '' Meaning a short distance away.............And no one here in Coventry knows what it means and have never heard anyone say it before :huh::huh::huh::huh:.
     
  8. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

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    Ive never heard that either :blush:
     
  9. kathryn773

    kathryn773 PetForums VIP

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    hutch6.

    deffo preferred your version (s)
     
  10. MoggyBaby

    MoggyBaby PetForums VIP

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    TAXI for Hutch6......................



    :D :D :D




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