Author Topic: Raining Cats and Dogs  (Read 642 times)

Offline CarmeloLabadie

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Raining Cats and Dogs
« on: July 23, 2021, 09:10:23 am »
Someone posted something about their cat recently. It made me wonder if there are more "cat people" or "dog people" as language learners. So I've set up this very (un)scientific survey to determine the answer.

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Re: Raining Cats and Dogs
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 07:23:16 am »
Hi and welcome to Lydbury Language Forum. I've moved your topic to Cafe. Here we chat about random topics.I'm a cat person, I have two black cats. They are sisters and three years old now.
If it's not used by a native speaker it's not idiomatic. And idiom trumps grammar every time. Jack Wilkerson†

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Re: Raining Cats and Dogs
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 06:34:50 pm »
You have to walk your dog but not your cat, so if your pet is a cat and not a dog, you probably have more time to learn language.

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Re: Raining Cats and Dogs
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2021, 11:31:04 am »
I like both cats and dogs. In some ways I prefer dogs because they are usually friendlier whereas a cat will be your friend only if it feels like it. But when they are your friend they are very nice. A dog needs more looking after - you cannot go away all day and leave it home alone whereas a cat is perfectly happy as long as you leave it food, water, and a litter tray.
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