As many will know, it is a tradition in Spain to have a long lunch, usually at a restaurant with tables out of doors, then to follow this up with an alfresco siesta. It so happens that the weather changes around the same time daily, hence the saying, "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plien".
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
In fact, anyone who has studied the weather patterns of the world will find that most precipitation occurs, not in Europe but in the Caribbean during hurricane season. It is so obvious that we have the expression:
"The rain in Spain falls plainly in the Main."
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