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Old 07-22-2001, 11:15 AM
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I beg to differ on escargot - they put one in mind of a blob of bubble gum that was left on the sidewalk. The only saving grace is that the actual flavor is pretty much the garlic they've been sauteed in, which isn't too bad.

Gahan Wilson cartoon - couple in a resturaunt, with a sign in the background saying "try our frog legs". They are staring down in consternation at an amputee frog sitting on a little cart glaring back up at them.

As to the etymology - note that good derogatory terms don't require anything but the most tenous whisp of reality. "frog" is particularly attractive because it is one of the few we are still allowed to use with impunity. I shudder to think what will happen if the tacit OK on making fun of the French ever falls to the forces of PC.