Why is a honey bee not a honeybee?
A few examples to illustrate the difference:
Ø A dragonfly is not a type of fly, so it is not a dragon fly
Ø Ladybugs are not bugs; they are beetles. So they are not lady bugs.
A honey bee is a bee that produces honey, so the correct term (regardless of what terms I’ve used in this blog so far) is two-worded:
By the way, this bit of trivia won’t work in the United Kingdom, for there they use the term “honeybee.”
Don’t ask me why.
BEEattitude for Day # 183:
Blessed are the wordsmiths, for they shall call us wondrous things.
One thing Fran is grateful for right now:
My dear friend Debby Barker, who has the most amazing healing energy.