1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 359Padda,..The South African name for all varieties of frogs, generally pronounced ‘podder’.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 365Parra or Parrak,..A common corruption of Padda.
1950W. RoseReptiles & Amphibians 8Whilst the West Cape paddas are most active those in other localities may be hibernating.
1968F.G. ButlerCape Charade 9Why are you being sent to work on the road? Frogs master; the Paddas. Its all the fault of the frogs.
1970R. MaythamInformant, EmpangeniAt night all the paddas made an uproarious noise.
1982D. Capel inE. Prov. Herald 6 Oct. 5Now a ‘Very Important Padda’ has died — and left the frog world without a king.
1988Cosmopolitan Apr. 8Frog Wines. If you think that froggy wines are French, you’re fooled. A range of five ‘padda’ wines come from Tulbagh’s Paddagang Wine House. The charming ‘padda’ labels will bring a smile to your lips.
1990Weekend Post 10 Mar. 5‘She’s the frog among the lilies,’...This has a nicer ring to it than ‘le padda’.
1992A.A. Ferrar inAfr. WildlifeVol.46No.4, 151An artificial wetland treating the college’s effluent had fooled a goliath heron into dropping in for an early morning padda patrol.
1905W.L. Sclater inFlint & GilchristScience in S. Afr. 149The commonest representative of the curious digging family Engystomatidae is Breviceps gibbosus, commonly known as the ‘regen padda.’ It is the most comical little figure imaginable, with its globular body, very short stout legs and blunt little face hardly projecting beyond the general rotund outline.
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