The other day I overheard an old saying by a young gal. At least she looked young to me. (you all do)
She was evidently talking about a fellow worker, probably in an office. She said to her lunch mate, “He went toadying up to the boss as usual.” Wow, I hadn’t heard that phrase in years. It’s still around obviously. Then I wondered why nobody ever said, “He went frogging up to the boss.” I guess that sound dirty, huh?
I looked up the dictionary meaning of “toadying” and it says, “grovel to, ingratiate oneself with, be obsequious to, kowtow to, pander to, crawl to, truckle to, bow and scrape to, curry favor with, make up to, fawn on/over, slaver over, flatter, adulate, suck up to, lick the boots of, butter up.
That’s pretty neat stuff. I’m going to start using that term again. But I also checked on my knowledge of toads and I was right…all Toads are Frogs. However all Frogs are not Toads. Uh-huh.
Frogs have long legs and jump to get around. Toads have short fore-limbs and hop or walk. Frogs lay their eggs in clusters and toads lay their eggs in long chains…(ewuuu…that is toady)
THIS HERE IS A FROG
Toads also have big glands behind their eyes called paratoid glands which produce poison.
Enough book-learning…have a good week!