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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Thursday, May 8, 2003, 21:31
On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 10:40:23PM +0200, Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Well, why should a 'toad' be connected to death? Is that really so? > Any sources for this?
[snip] My (wild, uninformed) guess is that toads were thought to be poisonous. The skin on a toad's back was supposed to contain some venom or something. I'm not sure if this has any basis in biology, though. T -- It's amazing how careful choice of punctuation can leave you hanging: