Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by bird_migration, May 11, 2004.
Did you know that a butterfly used to be called a flutterby, because it 'fluttered by'?
did you know that you could flutterby my way and i would rearrange your name too?
Do you know who used to call it that? Was it everybody? I think I recall my 2nd grade teaching saying 'flutterby'. lol
Awwww you are just too cute and adorable!
Thats before everyone started eating them and realized they taste like butter, a more important fact than the way it flies.
It was the original name, dear Ginge. Before it got generally accepted as butterfly.
Actually, people made fun of the word 'flutterby' by saying 'butterfly'!!
I think flutterby sounds better! Well, the actual word is more aesthetically appealing, anyway.
Butterfly sounds like someone flinging Chef's Spread Country Crock arcross the room.
Well, that's spread, but it's all the same to me. lol
I always wondered why some people call them one thing and others call them the other.
Why did it get changed to "Butterfly"? Is the "taste like butter" theory true?
I think that theory is not true, darling.
Well I've met some people in my life that do such crazy things, I hesistate to doubt anything anymore! LOL
Not only did I met people like that, I used to be one of them.
You used to eat butterflies, Bird??
I can not recall eating flutterbies, but I did eat worms. Straight from the Earth.
Also I ate lots of other bugs.
I was a horrible child and I respect animals a lot more now.
Even the littlest of animal has a soul, so we should treat it with respect.
*hugs you* But you saw the light, and are no longer a 'horrible child.' So that's all that matters!
I was a horrible child, too. When I was around 7 or 8 I had this tree house, which was really just this big wooden board my sister and I set on the branches so we could sit on. Anyway, one day we took this stray cat up there with us, and thought it would be fun to see if cats could really "land on their feet."
If the present me could go back in time, I'd fling little me out the tree to see how I would like it. Horrible, horrible thing I did. I felt shitty right after it happened, too. That's when I realized that animals are no different than us, in terms of basic feelings and being living, breathing creatures.
Now, any animal that comes my way is spoiled rotten. Just ask my three dogs. They have me wrapped around their little paws, and they know it! <3
haha, i actually knew that. my friend is obsessed with flutterlie's (thats what she calls them)
You are a truly wonderful and loving person, Ginge!
We all learn from the mistakes we made in the past and from the ones we make in the future.
Animals are just like humans, only more honest and true in many ways.
Word History: Is a butterfly named for the color of its excrement or because it was thought to steal butter? It is hard to imagine that anyone ever noticed the color of butterfly excrement or believed the insect capable of such theft. The first suggestion rests on the fact that an early Dutch name for the butterfly was boterschijte. The second is based on an old belief that the butterfly was really a larcenous witch in disguise.
bird, you shoulda known...
That's an interesting look at the word 'butterfly'!
*tries to pronouce that word*
Hahaha this really made me Laugh Out Loud!
'Boterschijte' is old-Dutch and literally means 'buttershit'!!
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