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Re: Wet week/wig

Posted by Gary Martin on May 21, 2008 at 16:23

In Reply to: Re: Wet week/wig posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 21, 2008 at 14:09:

: : It's been "longer than a wet week" - many people seem to say "longer than a wet wig". Which one is correct?

: It's "week". The idea is that time drags when the weather is horrible, so that a week of wet weather seems a whole lot longer than a sunny one. But when a wig is wet it doesn't look any longer than when it's dry, so there is no actual sense in saying "as long as a wet wig". (VSD)

People in these parts (Yorkshire) say 'as long as a wet weekend in Wigan'. Wigan's not so bad really, although it is very often wet.