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Re: The devil is beating his wife

Posted by ESC on October 25, 2005

In Reply to: Re: The devil is beating his wife posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 25, 2005

: : My Grandmother used a phrase (well actually she had many), "The devil is beating his wife." A phrase used when it is raining and the sun is shining at the same time. Anyone. Bueller. Anyone. ?
: Well in Hungary that is (was?)known as "a gypsy's wedding".

From the archives:

devil is whipping his wife -- Said when it rains while the sun is shining; the rain is supposed to represent the tears of the devil's wife.
From _The Facts on File Dictionary of Regionalisms_ by Robert Hendrickson