Ulvesang (yurodivy84) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Grasshopper

Where did the vocative expression "grasshopper" in English come from, anyway? I mean, in the mock-wisdom statements like: "Good things shall come in time, grasshopper".

I get the image of some old Japanese sensei with a long beard sitting on a rock as he says it... but they didn't speak English...
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