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#3758 - 07/17/00 10:48 AM Re: Dictionaries
Jackie Offline
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>>Knee-high? Shouldn't that be volume-high?<<

Aduh!, bingley! Good one! Sounds like 'Brick has been knee-deep in volumes since he was knee-high!

'Nother question, not worth opening a new thread: the end
of the knee-high expression here is "...to a grasshopper".
Is it different anywhere else?




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#3759 - 07/17/00 10:50 AM grasshoppers
william Offline
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Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 200
that's the one i know too, jackie.
i wonder why that particular choice of insects?
probably nothing to do with opera or baseball at all.


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#3760 - 07/17/00 06:48 PM Re: Dictionaries
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>knee high

I think it was a pun!!!


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#3761 - 07/17/00 11:09 PM Re: Dictionaries
Jackie Offline
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>>>knee high

I think it was a pun!!!<<

Well, I don't get that one, Jo. I would have if he'd been talking about the Shorter Oxford, but that was Bridget.

We used to have Nehi (same pronunciation) soft drinks here.
I'm not sure if they're still sold, and also have no idea
of whether this was a play on the expression.




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#3762 - 07/20/00 07:49 AM Re: knees
paulb Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 460
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Speaking of 'knees'-

there's a CD by Marty Grosz (sp?) with the wonderful title "Songs I learned on my mother's knee, and other low joints".


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#3763 - 07/20/00 09:07 PM Re: knees
Jackie Offline
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>>"Songs I learned on my mother's knee, and other low joints".<<

That sounds like the bee's knees!




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#3764 - 07/24/00 11:20 AM Re: knees
Bingley Offline
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Loc: Jakarta
Just what I needed to make me a member.

Bingley
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#3765 - 07/25/00 08:04 AM Re: Dictionaries
TEd Remington Offline
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Loc: Marion NC
> wonder why that particular choice of insects?

Grasshoppers have knees that are more apparent than most other insects.

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