My wife is from County Mayo, and she tells me it is common practice there
to ask a guest if they would like "a sup of tea." If anyone would like to
experience a "sup of rain" I would suggest they keep away from the Pacific
Northwest , where the rain is measured by buckets.
Norm Sams, Dallas, Oregon
From: Henrik Norbeck <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: Name this slide
Paul de Grae wrote:
> Henrik wrote:
> >What would "Rain a Sup" mean? I can't quite make sense of it?
> It's not a phrase I've heard, but I'd take it to mean "to rain a little
Sounds reasonable, now that you say it. Philippe's suggestion of
"Rain Cats & Dogs" does not seem as probable, since "sup"
means "small quantity of liquid".
> Or it could be a
> corruption of an Irish language phrase.
Could very well be so too.
Henrik Norbeck, Stockholm, Sweden
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