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Lamb and Lettuce

Posted by Lewis on January 20, 2003

In Reply to: Lamb and Lettuce posted by flopsy and mopsy on January 18, 2003

: When a child, I sometimes lounged around on the settee and was asked why I was sitting there like lamb and lettuce. Does anyone know where this saying comes from?

I think you will find that there is a variety of lettuce called "Lambs" as I have heard of Lamb's Lettuce. If I recall correctly, a lamb's lettuce has much floppier leaves than an iceberg. I would guess somebody misheard something like flopping around like a lambs lettuce and changed it to lamb & lettuce.