Jason (jcreed) wrote,
Jason
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Landau writes in his book "Dictionaries: the Art and Craft of Lexicography":
The definition of frog test in Butterworths Medical Dictionary is my favorite medical definition. I quote it in full:
frog test
a test used to indicate pregnancy, in which a frog is used.

This definition has an engaging simplicity and directness that I find charming. But one does wonder how the frog is used.p.146


It is a totally real test, too.
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