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What is the origin of the saying 'To grow like Topsy'?

Question #30209. Asked by Emilienne.
Last updated Jan 18 2023.

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The origin of it is a little girl called Topsy in a book called 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' written by Harriet Beecher-Stowe. In the book Topsy just grew or according to Topsy herself, she just grow'd.


Response last updated by gtho4 on Jan 18 2023.
Mar 19 2003, 7:00 PM
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