Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day #183 A Bit of Bee Trivia

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:

Honey Bee

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.   

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