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Translation Tuesday: Knee High to a Bullfrog

January 14, 2014

This is a fun one, knee high to a bullfrog or knee high to a grasshopper is a common phrase around here. It generally is used when explaining age or age differences. Examples of how it is used “I’ve know you (or insert a name) since you were knee high to a bullfrog.” Or, “Honey, I’ve been running this office since you were knee high to a grasshopper.”

via Southern Living

via Southern Living

 

It is just a fun little colloquialism to explain age or length of time. Not usually meant in a negative way, but it could if phrased correctly. And it involves animals, we tend to like animals down here. Hunting them, talking about them, stuffing them and so on. Who knows.

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