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Old 02-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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The Origins of the Frog
So I've been thinking about the orgins of "frog" as a verb. I looked it up on webster, but "frog" is only a noun. How have knitters come to use "frog" as a verb?

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Old 02-28-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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From what I understand (I had to ask the same question) it comes from ripping: rip it, rip it, rippit, etc. Any one else?
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
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I was just wondering about this yesterday! Where on earth did this term originate from?! Could it be an acronym?

Fumbled Regretably Oh Gosh.....

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by oshnpashn
From what I understand (I had to ask the same question) it comes from ripping: rip it, rip it, rippit, etc. Any one else?
Thats exactly it... you hit the nail on the head

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Pretty sure it comes from saying, "rip it" so many times. Say it fast enough, and it sounds like you're saying, "ribbit". As everyone knows ribbit is frog speech.

On a personal note, I am becoming quite fluent in ribbiting. It's almost like a second language. I'm also good at speaking "tink", since my mom hates anything to do with frogs.

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"rip it, rip it, rip it...."

How FUNNY! I always wondered!!!

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RIBBIT!!

Makes sense!

Funny how terms are created, eh
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So what does a knister who's a ribbing addict call herself? hehe
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Okay, what???? I cant' wait anymore!!!
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