Residents of the Australian state of South Australia have begun wondering why water is falling from the sky – an event that most people thought was merely a folk tale.
Known as ‘rain’ to most people, the word has fallen out of South Australians’ vocabulary, as a result of the rarity of the event. English teachers have rushed to re-introduce the word into their students’ vocabularies, and news reporters have been forced to refer to rain as ‘sky-water’ in order to avoid confusion.
One elderly resident said: “I remember seeing this sky-water back in the 30s. We used to collect it and drink it, but these days kids don’t know even know where water comes from. I heard one youngster say it came from ‘ya face‘, but I don’t know what he meant.”
The rain is not expected to continue for much longer, but while it does fall, you can be sure the South Australians are staring to the heavens and hoping the sky doesn’t fall on them.