Thursday, April 19, 2012

Showers of Books

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Being from Oregon, I am intimately acquainted with "showers" (umbrellas... not so much). I wonder... how many words can we come up with that mean rain?!

"Showers of Books" sounds so delicious, doesn't it?!  I suppose it's symbolic of jumping around entering giveaways while it's raining outside?

Amazon KindleWhen I think of rain, I think of generosity. Kind of like, "the sun rises on the wicked & the just", rain falls on everyone whether I was hopin' for a good-hair day or not!!  The rain doesn't analyze where it's falling. It doesn't slide sideways to land on one rock instead of another... unless the wind tells it to.

NOOKFor this giveaway, I am dousing 5 winners with $5 Gift Cards. Anyone out of gift card rage, but still eligible for The Book Depository shipments will have to enter intense negotiations with me over how to claim their prize. Anyone ELSE (including moon-dwellers who should be confused by the concept of "rain", anyway) can opt for an e-book.  Clear as rain-drenched mud?!

My complete rules are listed under About Me and include the requirement of being old enough to win (13+) and how no one is eligible for harm because of my desire to host a giveaway.

My seriously awesome question is easy to answer with one word, in case you don't care to write a journal entry to me. (Although I read every one!!)  And, as always, any posting is considered an agreement to have your comments re-published on Colorimetry, unless you clarify otherwise. (Hint: creativity will be exploited!!!)

I really want to know...

How many words can we come up with 
that mean RAIN?!

Obviously the first 20 responders have an advantage!! Think of a word/phrase - or make up a new one - that hasn't already been used.  Muahahahahaha

(Kinda like a Flash-Answer Bonus, the first person can just say "rain"!!!)

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  1. Rain, showers, downpour, cats and dogs, pouring. That's all I can think of while making dinner. lol

  2. Hmm..precipitation, drizzle, and sprinkling are all I can add!

  3. It has been raining a lot in England the last few days :( It's spitting rain is something I say or drizzling :)

  4. Deluge and liquid sunshine:) I like liquid sunshine because it's so true - all plants need rain in the spring to bloom.

  5. 'Pair 'em up Noah' downpour!

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  6. pouring buckets or pluie (french)

  7. Agua is water in Spanish so that's pretty close!

  8. mist, wetting, drizzle, condensation, water-fall, clouds leaking, sprinkling.... yea, I'm out...

  9. Bucketing it down, or p-ing it down are two that we use quite frequently in my part of the world.
    I'm in England though - I think, if anything, we should have about a million different expressions for "it's raining" :P

    Pen to Paper

  10. I like the saying, "Don't rain on my parade."
    Words meaning rain ~ liquid sunshine (my favorite), cloudburst, storm and most of the others are already above. :)

  11. Sometimes it rains so lightly, I call it 'Misting'.

    Fun question!

  12. Sprinkles~

    Thats a exprecion I use for Lluvia por la Tarde: like, when the clouds open a little just when the sun if falling in the horizon & the all-golden light reflects in the droples of water scatered 'round, so everything is sprinkeled golden & fresh & beautiful.

    Also, when I was little I used to think that rained when angels, gods or death people watered their plants!
    Jajaja, I know, wierd, but I swear it made all the sense in the world then, since in La Paz summer is 50-C-degrees hot, with warm rain. Plants in heaven must had been thirsty.

  13. It's raining men! Love that song cause I would love for some hot men to fall out of the sky. Don't really know any other words for rain that haven't been mentioned.

  14. Devil's beating his wife- When It's lightening and raining while the sun is shining brightly.
    A sunshower or sun shower is a meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining

  15. It's pouring, the clouds are crying, not snoring
    Lame I know, but at least I tried
    At least I didn't use the same old "the heavens cried."

    Thanks for the giveaway

  16. Phonetic spelling in English "motur" which is rain in Arabic :)

  17. Das ist eindeutig regen.
    German for "Well, it's officially raining."
    Regen = Rain

  18. Torrent, or torrential downpour, volley. I remember mizu is Japanese for water but I can't think what rain it at the moment.

  19. Thank you for the giveaway Laura!!!

    Thank you for visiting my WoW and even though the Sirantha Jax books are not YA, I think you would really enjoy them! Ann Aguirre also writes YA Dystopian series called Enckave as well..

    Take care!:)

  20. Drops, drips,tropical moisture,

    Let the rain kiss you
    Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
    Let the rain sing you a lullaby
    The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
    The rain makes running pools in the gutter
    The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
    And I love the rain. :-)

  21. Reën is Afrikaans for Rain
    Did you know that the phrase "It is raining cats and dogs" comes from the middle ages. They would have thached roofs and the domestic animals (cats and dogs) would lie atop these roofs for the heat (i guess it would have to be a winter rainfall area where this originated then) and when it was raining heavy enough these animals would then slide off the roofs i.e raining cats and dogs..... literally!

  22. There is a lot of word in french ( belgian) to express all the differend kind of rain^^:: so just a few:
    Bruiner ( verb)
    La drache ( noun - strong rain)
    un crachin ( noun)
    une ondée (noun)
    une averse ( noun)

    thanks you for the giveaway

    all the best

  23. Showers, pouring - it's all we seem to get at the moment
    susand1408 at googlemail dot com

  24. 雪 which is snow but its cold rain right? :)

  25. Rain to me means something leaves, water, books, love...anything!

  26. liquid sunshine

    LOVE that synonym of rain!!

  27. Money!! We live near a bunch of lakes and the rain keeps them full which brings in business. :)

  28. Pitter patter of little feet? :o)

    My dad is Spanish, and if there is a light rain, he says that it is "cheesping".

  29. ploaie=rain in romanian :) I am from Romania
    fun question..

  30. clear, wet, moist :) At times light, and at times heavy!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Lucy D

  31. I think this...дождь means rain in russian.

  32. I'm also in Oregon and and sometimes there's just "wet air" too dense to be fog but not heavy enough to be a mist.

  33. Rain, Rain Go Away Come back some other day!
    I hope this counts haha everything I was gonna say was already said! haha

  34. Shower, drizzle, storm, spitting, pouring downpour, angel tears,deluge, misting are all I can come up with. The phrases that come to mind are "It's raining cats & dogs", "The devil is fighting his wife", and "Angels are crying".
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>

  35. βροχή (vrochi) -- Greek for Rain....

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  36. Most of the English words I know about rain are said, so I will offer you something else:

    vihm = rain

    Now you can guess which language it is. :)

    1. jajajaja You got me, inga... I jumped over to your site double-time and saw you're in ESTONIA!! So, is it Estonian? Finnish? Russian?!

      Awesome makin' me work for it!

  37. "The water cycle is continuing! Who said we're lacking water?!" Yes, a direct quote! xD

  38. Misting. It's not quiet a sprinkle yet just sorta misting.

    Ame = Rain in Japanese =)

  39. no chance of rain (which has been our forecast for over a year)
    ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

  40. One of my friends from college and I used to call it "plipping" when it was a bit heavier than a drizzle, but more sporadic than actual rain :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Laura (BookcaseLaura -at- gmail -dot- com)

  41. Rain in polish is deszcz! Too much rain is za dużo deszczu. We get too much rain in Florida.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Deluge (I was listening to an audio book earlier and the reader pronounced it really oddly).

  43. Downpour
    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

  44. Pioggia= rain in Italian
    Fa l'acqua a catinelle= it's raining cats and dogs
    Diluvia= heavy rain

  45. Being formerly from Michigan, I'm going to go with 'thin snow'. Every inch of rain equals 10 inches of snow...just be glad it is rain!

  46. Lol, het regent pijpestelen, is Dutch, for heavy rain. Miezer is another word for when you can't really say it is raining, but it not really dry either.

  47. i am seriously in disadvantage here.. i'm number 70+..
    Rain = Bi (in korean), Yǔ (in chinese), pluvia (in latin), regen (in dutch), pioggia (in italian), F̄n tk (in thai), mvua (in swahili)

  48. My father always said-It is raining cats and dogs!!

  49. Sunshowers
    It's a grand soft day - Irish
    It's raining old women and sticks - Welsh


  50. How about, it's drip-dropping outside? A creative way of saying it's raining, I hope?

  51. The clouds have opened, pelting, rainfall, Scotch mist, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. 雨 The character for rain in both Chinese and Japanese, but they have different pronunciations. Ame(あめ) in Japanese and Yǔ in Chinese.

  53. kinda hard this late in the game lol
    BUT I'll toss in AINRA ... pig latin for rain hehe

  54. der Regen = rain in German

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I would call it cat-and-dog weather. Thanks for the giveaway! Megan S.

  56. Gods tears. Regenen is the Dutch word for rain. The Portugese word is chover or chuva. Pissing down is another one I have heard from some old gentlemen down here in the south! Thanks so much for this giveaway!


  57. Heaven sweating from its labors. Earth cleansing. soft crystaline peltings, watery diamond sheets,

    Thanks for the giveaway. Fun.

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  59. Well all the English words I know are already said so I'm going to give you the Bulgarian word for rain and that is: "Дъжд".

    Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

  60. April showers bring May flowers.
    God's spitting us (and bowling when there's thunder).
    The sky is falling...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. can't read 100 comments! but hoping mine won't be a repeat to bore you ;)!
    dewdrops from heaven...

  62. Alright, I see you got "deszcz" which means rain in Polish. What about drizzle? It's "mżawka" in Polish. Or maybe a downpour? It's "ulewa". :)

  63. How about cloud sweat?

    @Jasmyn: would that be re-vaporation? LOL

  64. Liquid Life that Falls from the Sky?

    Not sure if anyone else said that but I got tired of reading all the comments lol.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Emily G.-D.

  65. Cloudburst! haha It's a synonym, I looked it up :)

  66. Everything has already been said, pretty much; as in other words for rain. How about a Torrent? I can only think of forms rain can take on. Such as hurricanes, monsoons,and storms- It's storming out!. And the ASL way of saying rain. You would hold your hands up in front of you with your fingers spread (they represent the droplets of rain) and you would sweep them downwards quickly several times to mimic the rain falling. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

  67. chuva - rain in Portuguese :)
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

  68. Rain is ulan in Filipino. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Pitter patter :D i heard that discribe rain before lol!! XD thanks for the great giveaway!!

  70. Don't know if you have any of these yet but I found this online:
    rain in Danish is regn, regne
    rain in Dutch is regenen
    rain in Finnish is sade, sataa
    rain in French is pleuvoir, pleuvois, pluviale, pleuvez, vaser
    rain in German is regnen, Regen
    rain in Italian is pioggia, agitarsi, piovere
    rain in Latin is pluvia
    rain in Norwegian is regn
    rain in Portuguese is chover, chuva
    rain in Spanish is lluvia, llover
    rain in Swedish is regn, regna

  71. Heaven's Tears
    My sister gave this suggestion: Torrent of descending moisture.

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)


  72. someone said Precipitating! :) I always say it's participating.
    Thanks for the contest.

  73. Sleet. Some also use "It's wet outside."

  74. Rain in Tamil : Mazhai
    Rain in Hindi : Barisa

  75. what about the rain in songs :) "it's raining men"
    or this one Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It reflects the tranquility of the pouring rain

  76. Cloudburst, in Filipino drizzle is "Ambon" :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  77. Dazd = rain in Slovak. (missing the accents)

  78. Not necessarily that it means rain, but my favorite type of rain is a sun shower. There's just something almost magical about it raining while the sun is still shining. Also, I love seeing the rainbows during sun showers.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  79. chubasco, aguacero (in Spanish)

    thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Lluvia - Rain in Spanish!
    Gracias for the giveaway! ^^

  81. 비 [bi] in Korean. Do you know that there's an actor/singer who's name is Rain/Bi? He's Korean :)


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