Frog of the Day Number 1

Frogs of the Day will be ‘grodor’ that have been heard over the years by many different people.

He has a finger up every tart. (should have been ‘he has a finger in every pie’)

PS The word Frogs is a Swenglish word.

My frog of the day is one my students know well – I can’t ‘see’ the three Swedish letters so I used to talk happily about the five rövdjur in Sweden. Should have been rovdjur. I also have a problem with döpa and dopa which is not the best mistake to make.

On the theme of frogs – in English if you have a tupp i halsan it is called a frog in your throat. A cock in your throat is definitely not something you would usually mention during polite conversation.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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