Date: Tue, 5 Sep 1995 06:35:34 -0500

From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INDIANA.EDU

Subject: Fwd: knee-high (fwd)

It's subject to a very wide variation. For one tribe in Panama, it is

"knee-high as a blade of grass".


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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 16:25:26 GMT

From: Barnhart Lexik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU

Subject: Fwd: knee-high

I have been doing some looking about at Americanism lately. One I found

listed with several variants was _knee-high to a toad_ and _knee-high to a

mosquito_ and _knee-high to a frog_ and _knee-high to a duck_ and even

_knee-high to nothing_. I was born in the Chicaog area and spent most of my

childhood in the New York City area. The expression for me was always

_knee-high to a grasshopper_.

My query to anyone interested is: Is this regional or just subject to wild


David K. Barnhart