Rain on the wind

 

Sir, – Like the Eskimos, we Irish have number of words for describing rain: promised rain, squibs of rain, dropping rain, misty rain, drizzly rain, showery rain, tryin’ to rain, spittin’ rain, soft rain, cloudy rain, lashing rain, pissing rain, pelting rain, flogging rain, driving rain, spilling rain, pouring rain, thundery rain, bucketing rain. How do you know when it’s summer in Ireland? The rain is warmer. – Yours, etc,

MARTIN CAREY,

The Elms,

Athlone,

Co Westmeath.