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The devil's beating his wife

Posted by ESC on June 18, 2009 at 10:09

In Reply to: The devil's beating his wife posted by Sharon on June 17, 2009 at 09:46:

: When it is raining and the sun is shining, why do people say, "the devil's beating his wife"?

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.