The actual date for the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition, and culture. When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. When it is winter in North America, it is summer in Australia.
DID YOU KNOW…
In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11. Those weeks are named after the dog star, Sirius, in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.
Hello and welcome to episode 142…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… the dog days
Summertime is always the best of what might be. ~Charles Bowden
the dog days …are the hottest days of summer…in the Northern Hemisphere the hot, uncomfortable days of July and August
Everyone enjoys the pool during the hottest days of summer.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… the dog days
Everyone enjoys the pool during the dog days of summer.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … the dog days
Drink plenty of water during the dog days of summer.
We always go on vacation before the dog days of summer.
Expect the beach to be crowded throughout the dog days of summer.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
How many glasses of water do you drink a day?
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