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Froggie went a-courtin'

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Topic: 9) Froggie went a-courtin' (1 of 3), Read 137 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 09:22 AM

Gill Wogin, of Ottawa, Ont., writes: "Can anyone remind me of the childhood slang for frog spawn?"

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Topic: 9) Froggie went a-courtin' (2 of 3), Read 133 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Charles Ward (ward1234@aol.com)
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 03:24 PM

>I believe the answer is "pollywog," or alternatively spelled "polliwog."

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Topic: 9) Froggie went a-courtin' (3 of 3), Read 73 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Steve Kinsky (skinsky236@juno.com)
Date: Saturday, July 17, 1999 02:36 PM

I agree with "polliwog," although it's not listed as slang in my dictionary.

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Topic: Frog Spawn (1 of 1), Read 19 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: A G (hazeleyes@depechemodemail.com)
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 06:39 PM

The two words I remember for this are:
1. polywog
2. tadpole


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