‘That’s ‘cos you’re a wet hen, Magrat Garlick,’ said Granny.
Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
If you’ve ever read the book and wondered what a wet hen* looks like, I have some examples:
Although all my hens are named after Mr Pratchett’s witches, until today I didn’t have a Magrat… now I seem to have four.
So far today, we have had 22.6mm of rain – that’s nearly an inch – and it’s only 11:40am.
* Apparently, in the US wet hens are angry, but here in the UK they are soppy.