Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Frog in the Throat

Hello, Sally here.  If you are at English International School today, you will notice that I have a sore throat and have lost my voice.  

It's very uncomfortable and I don't sound good at all!  

My difficulty to speak has reminded me of the English phrase: Frog in your throat


Meaning

Temporary hoarseness caused by infection in the throat.

Origin

'A frog in the throat' is an American phrase that entered the language towards the end of the 19th century. The expression doesn't have a fanciful derivation but comes directly from the fact that a hoarse person sounds croaky - like a frog.

1 comment:

  1. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I'm not sure whether this post is written by him as no
    one else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You're wonderful! Thanks!

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