Frogs in my underpants – Redux

Not too long ago, I added a live traffic feed to this blog.  I was quite surprised to learn that Frogs in My Underpants is one of the most frequently visited posts, often from Google.  Closer examination shows that it’s no accident — people are actually searching for “and never find frogs in your underpants“.  Now why would they do that?

I’m not the only one getting spam like this (no surprise).  I’m also not the only one to read through it (surprise).   Dave Gooch also ponders the meaning of this junk email.

However, that’s not the real reason people are searching.  It appears that this catchy little line is part of an Irish Blessing.  I found this version at www.crash-debris.com and in an article titled Underpants and Frogs on Riverwest Currents.

May the light always find you on a dreary day.
When you need to be home, may you find a way.
May you always have courage to take a chance.
And never find frogs in your underpants.

I also found a discussion on Snopes that included this version:

May you walk with the sunshine on your face;
May your moments be filled with gentle grace;
May you always give life a second chance;
May you never find frogs in your underpants.

Finally, there’s a children’s CD by “Livimack” called Frogs in your Underpants.

There.  Crash Debris edged me out for the #7 spot in the Google search order in the time it took me to write this (OK, to get around to writing it).  This information dense article should definitely push me up the list for all the folks out there wondering about “and never find frogs in your underpants.”.

It’s nice to be good for something.

And in case you’re wondering:

Redux: adj.  Brought back; returned. Used postpositively.

I expect you’ll need this one too.

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