Question of the Day

Fire FlyFirefly or LighteningLightning Bug?

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8 Comments

  1. Michele said,

    June 28, 2005 at 2:01 pm

    Or what about Lightening Bug OR Firefly??:idea:

  2. mike said,

    June 28, 2005 at 3:10 pm

    Regional Note: Although firefly remains the literary and formal word, lightning bug is the term used by the majority of Americans for the slow-moving flying insect that flashes in the dark. Nearly 80 percent of those interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English volunteered lightning bug, while not quite 30 percent said firefly (including those who said both). Only in the northernmost states, especially New England, and along the Pacific coast, does firefly hold its own with lightning bug. Bug itself is nowadays an American term; since the 18th century, the British have preferred insect.

  3. Scott said,

    June 28, 2005 at 7:24 pm

    What do those Brits know anyway? Let’s get rid of New England while we’re at it too. 😈

  4. mike said,

    June 29, 2005 at 1:55 am

    Scott is the coolest person I’ve ever met.

  5. Firebrand said,

    June 29, 2005 at 3:50 am

    Ya know, I think I actually say both, but lean towards lightning bug… or faerie! Hehehe…that’s what they look like to me in the dark… a bunch of faeries prancing around! 😀

  6. Cris said,

    June 29, 2005 at 10:03 am

    1) I had to double check the author of the comments. Scott’s comment sounded like something Mike would say. Too funny!

    2) I’ve typically said Lightning Bug.

    3) Brenda – Who yous callin’ a fairy? 😉

  7. Firebrand said,

    June 29, 2005 at 3:07 pm

    Me thinks he doth protest too much… 😉

  8. Cris said,

    June 30, 2005 at 9:57 am

    These I tell are jokes. 🙂


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