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#3758 - 07/17/00 02:48 PM Re: Dictionaries  
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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?




#3759 - 07/17/00 02:50 PM grasshoppers  
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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.


#3760 - 07/17/00 10:48 PM Re: Dictionaries  
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>knee high

I think it was a pun!!!


#3761 - 07/18/00 03:09 AM Re: Dictionaries  
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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.




#3762 - 07/20/00 11:49 AM Re: knees  
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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".


#3763 - 07/21/00 01:07 AM Re: knees  
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>>"Songs I learned on my mother's knee, and other low joints".<<

That sounds like the bee's knees!




#3764 - 07/24/00 03:20 PM Re: knees  
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Just what I needed to make me a member.

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#3765 - 07/25/00 12:04 PM Re: Dictionaries  
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> wonder why that particular choice of insects?

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



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