Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Italian proverbs-piove sul bagnato

This has been the rainiest summer I've ever experienced anywhere, here or in Europe. It continues to rain here in the Boston area, in a pattern that is not at all typical of the hot day-afternoon thunderstorm pattern. Someone said it must be global warning, but the average temps have been lower for the season.

And this brings us to our pertinent proverb: piove sul bagnato. Literally, it's raining on (what is already) wet. This is of course the equivalent of our "it never rains but it pours".