More Frog Myths....
Frogs and Warts
People get warts from a virus, not from frogs! Frogs have slimy skin to keep them moist during the dry seasons. Some frogs have paratoidal glands which secrete poisons. Their poisons can help protect them from enemies. Some animals are immune to the frog poisons. So frogs have nothing to do with warts!
The French and the Frogs
French people have sometimes been called by the nickname "frog". Back in the eighteenth century, when Paris was surrounded by swamps, the French nobility that would visit Versailles apparently tended to refer to Parisians as "frogs" because of the swampy surroundings. Only later was the term used to describe the French in general.
Another story you may have heard was that American soldiers adopted the nickname "frog" for the French during World War II because they ate frog legs. French soldiers also hid well when camouflaged, just like frogs.
Other people have heard that a frog was on the French Flag, before the Fleur de Lis was adopted when King Clovis took the throne.
Frog and Toad Phobias
Batrachophobia- Fear of amphibians
Ranidaphobia- Fear of frogs
Bufonophobia- Fear of toads
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