Rainer Deyke wrote: > [schnip] > > Totally unrelated rhetorical question: When one says "It is raining", to > what is the "it" refering? > > The welkin, of course. 'Idyot snyek' doesn't mean 'moronic reptile' and 'il pleut dans le rue' still has meaning in the forest. Such are the joys of language. There will be a quiz on Friday.