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Fun Fact May 5, 2021.

3 May 2021


How are you today?  Me, I’m fine as frog hair.  Frog hair?  Frog’s don’t have hair.  So where did this saying come from?  According to an article in The Goldendale Sentinel, the phrase is an American simile and dates back to the mid-nineteenth century and is used to relate that you are feeling excellent.  C. Davis’s Diary of 1865 has this entry:  “I have a better flow of spirits this morning, and, in fact, feel as fine as frog’s hair, as Potso used to say.”  Sometime when I’m asked  how I am I’ll say, “fine as a frog hair, split three ways.”  Now that’s fine.

Fun Fact May 5, 2021.
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