Posted by Gary Martin on March 21, 2000
In Reply to: April is the cruellest month posted by Janice on March 20, 2000
: This list claims the origin of quote is from UK and means "April should mark the end of bad winter weather in the UK, but often doesn't". Wouldn't T.S. Eliot be surprised?
I'm fairly sure that this phrase was in use in England long before T.S. Elliot's poem. I can't find a reference to back this up though so I've removed the derivation for now.