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    She's finer

    She's finer than frogs hair split four ways.
    What does this saying mean? It sounds funny but I'm unsure about when to use it.
    Last edited by AirbusA321; 28-Feb-2017 at 16:40.

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    Re: She's finer

    Only a Texan or someone from a region where this saying is used should use it. Fine can mean "extremely thin". If you split a hair into four -- i.e., split it four ways -- you end up with an extremely fine strand of hair. Since frogs don't have hair, a frog hair split four ways would evidently be even finer.

    Fine can also describe an extremely attractive young woman. The one being described by this idiom is so attractive, so fine, that even a nonexistent hair split into four would be less fine than her.
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    #3

    Re: She's finer

    Do Texans get angry easily when foreigners use their sayings?

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    Re: She's finer

    Maybe. The bigger issue is that people who are less than fluent tend to misuse complicated expressions. This can make for awkward situations.
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    Re: She's finer

    No one gets angry when non-natives try to use native expressions. Some of them might find it funny, though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She's finer

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No one gets angry when non-natives try to use native expressions. Some of them might find it funny, though.
    Texans can be right tetchy though.
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    #7

    Re: She's finer

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    Do Texans get angry easily when foreigners use their sayings?
    Only Texans who get angry easily!

    I used to work for a Texan. Whenever he was swamped with work, he'd say, "I'm stretched tighter than a gnat's ass over a rainbarrel!"

    He was known to do some stretching, himself.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Mar-2017 at 12:20. Reason: Fixed typo
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