Friday, April 24, 2015

Under the Weather

Let's stop and think about this for a minute.

What does UNDER the weather really mean?

Sure, it is supposed to mean that you are not feeling so hot.
You are sick.
Whatever.

But, aren't all of us always under the weather?
The weather is above us all and falls to the earth.

Sun and clouds are above us.
Rain and snow comes from above.

So, we are all UNDER the weather.
All the time.

Unless, we are in an airplane flying above the clouds and storms.
Or, in a spaceship in another galaxy.

At that point, we would be above the weather.

23 comments:

  1. I used to pull that "over the weather" gag all the time when I flew. I also am fond of saying, "I hope the rain keeps up." Then, when people look at me funny, I say, "So it won't come down."
    No wonder nobody ever ate lunch with me.

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    1. I must have been channeling Al Penwasser when I wrote this.

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  2. So, I had to google this phrase. And now it makes sense. :)

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    1. lyndagrace, I guess you really don't hear it a ton anymore. But, I do live in a state full of old people so it still gets used.

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  3. Well you are at level with the weather when there is a tornado, sorta. haha

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  4. If I were Doctor Who, I would be between worlds...
    If I were THE HULK, I would feel a little green...
    If I were Storm, I would under control of the weather...
    If I were Superman, I would be above the weather...
    If I were Jason Voorhees, I would be dead to the weather...
    If I were Han Solo, I would be a long, long time ago...
    If I were Dorthy, I would be under the rainbow...
    If I were a Troll, I would be under the bridge...

    I hope to make you smile, if you are under the weather...

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. Jeremy, do you think Hulk is jealous green or queasy green?
      Yes, you made me smile. Thanks.

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    2. Queasy! What an awful word. Big Smiles!

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  5. When you analyze some of our sayings they often make no sense at all, but we all know exactly what is meant.

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    1. cleemckenzie. yes, it is true that a lot of things don't make sense.

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  6. When I met my wife she would say," I need to get around," instead of "I need to get ready." Now, I even say it!

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. Jeff, my husband says "get around" too.

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  7. I love these types of sayings and where did they all originate from. I mean I know where "It's raining cats and dogs" come from but there are so many we just have no idea. My dad's 2 favourite sayings were "He's as useless as a dog's hind leg" or "He's as useless as a boar's tits". Just looking around the A to Z:)

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    1. Birgit, I have heard the dog's hind leg one, but not the boar's tits one. I will have to tell my husband. He will like that one. He calls some people "crooked as a dog's hind leg". It is neat to learn where saying start from.

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  8. You certainly have a point here :) I didn't like being under our weather today; a bit cold and windy.

    betty

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    1. Betty, It was cool and windy too. We also had thunderstorms. Hope you didn't get any of those.

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  9. Okay - that cracked me up. Damn, you're one logical gal! It is a funny expression. Obviously it's based on gray, dismal, dreary weather. Your point is well taken though - we are under sunny weather too. So, I guess on the next sunny day that comes along (once in a millennium here) I'll haul out the line. "I'm just so under the weather today" and see what happens. xxoo

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    1. Jenny, you can just call me Spock.

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  10. True. I like being under the weather when the sun is out.

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  11. Haha never thought of this-yeah it could make sense to me if the weather is really nice and you aren't feeling good :)

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