When is a bird not a bird …

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Q: When is a bird not a bird?

A: When it is a ladybird.

What exactly is a ladybird?

It’s the British name for the insect, which has become better known as ladybugs in the U.S. Entomologists actually prefer to call them ladybird beetles or lady beetles since they are actually not “true bugs.”

Read all about ’em!

Posted on 22, June 2012, in British, Language and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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