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    What do you call a big rain storm?

    Seeing as it has been raining for weeks on end here in north Texas, I was wondering what all ya'll called a big rain storm.

    Two of my favorites are gully washer and toad floater.

    Or how do you describe hard rain? To me hard rain is described as "pissing down buckets."
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    Here in Milwaukee, the most linguistically creative and fascinating area of the country, we'd call it a 'big storm'. A hard rain would be a 'lotta rain'.

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    big rain storm
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    I've forgotten what that kind of rain is like.

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    I can't believe that ya'll aren't more eloquent than a Texican redneck!
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    gully washer is what we call it. Especially since that is exactly what it would create in our lawn out at our lake home in East Texas. We had place right on the water, and the slope of the land caused the water to flow down to the waterfront with some speed during heavy rain. Dad cursed heavy rain because it would continually take the expensive topsoil he'd have brought in to get the lawn looking nice right down into the lake. It did make the lake plants grow nice and thick though.
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    Have the lake dreged behind your lake house. Spread the dredgings on the lawn. You get deeper water and richer soil. Dad had a steel bulkhead installed along his waterfront and then used dredging to back fill it. Or that is what his contractor did anyway. Dad just wrote the check and complained.
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    I typically refer to a big rain storm as "a big rain storm" when discussing it with others.

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    Ever since the original "Lonesome Dove" miniseries (which started out in southern Texas, by the way)...turd floater.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    raining cats and dogs for when it's pooring.
    but also when we have a heat wave, we say " it's hotter then love in here" that one always makes me laugh.

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    Right now since we're having the same big rain storm as N. Texas I'd call it sucky. I'm sick of rain. Why did we have a 3 year drought and now 3 months of floods. OK, all the lakes are full now, you can back off a little.

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    "dang it's raining hard!!"

    We's suphistikated pholks 'round here.

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    Raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock.

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    biblical weather

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    Raining cat's and dogs

    Buckets of rain

    A Deluge
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    Aquatic conflagration.

    The second "a" in aquatic needs to sound like the "a" in "quack".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Aquatic conflagration.

    The second "a" in aquatic needs to sound like the "a" in "quack".
    You from Mass originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Have the lake dreged behind your lake house. Spread the dredgings on the lawn. You get deeper water and richer soil. Dad had a steel bulkhead installed along his waterfront and then used dredging to back fill it. Or that is what his contractor did anyway. Dad just wrote the check and complained.
    We had a seawall along 90% of the shoreline of our lot. One open area to allow for a small (unpaved) boat ramp. That's where all the dirt flowed into and even the seawall started allowing errosion after a while. Dad gave up trying to keep it backfilled and just started putting in decks at the water's edge.
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    I'd get banned for saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
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    Germany actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
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