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October: The Pluvial Month



1. of or relating to rain, especially much rain; rainy.

2. Geology: occurring through the action of rain.


3. Geology: a rainy period formerly regarded as coeval with a glacial age, but now recognized as episodic and, in the tropics, as characteristic of interglacial ages.

— Ezra Pound

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  • Auntie Analogue October 2, 2019, 12:15 AM

    Ezra Pound? Is he still in the captain’s tower fighting with T.S. Eliot?

  • Snakepit Kansas October 2, 2019, 4:21 AM

    We call that raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock.

  • ghostsniper October 2, 2019, 4:36 AM

    Snake, I knew a guy in the army from St Charles Missouri that said it was raining like a double cunted Missouri cow pissin’ on a flat rock.

    Dry as a bone round these parts, and I’m thankful for it. The first half of the year it seemed to rain almost everyday all day long. Rain is my least favorite season. You’re trapped inside for the most part. When it’s dry and or snowing you can at least go outside and get some vitamin D. Cabin fever is a mind killer.

  • TN Tuxedo October 2, 2019, 5:31 AM

    I sure hope so. It’s dry as the queen’s knickers down here.

  • tim October 2, 2019, 8:09 AM

    1. of or relating to rain

    So…it’s gonna…sorry…going to be a rainy month. As in “October: The Rainy Month”.

    “Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”
    ― Mark Twain

  • Sam L. October 2, 2019, 10:28 AM

    I pluv; you pluv; we pluv. Fortunately, I am not drowning in pluv.