Posted by R. Berg on November 07, 2002
In Reply to: What? posted by Karl on November 07, 2002
: "Life in the 1500s." What?
A silly story that purports to explain the origin of "raining cats and dogs," "upper crust," "dead ringer," and some other phrases. Debunked at link below (http://www.snopes.com/language/phrases/1500.htm).