Pea bugs, Slaters & Monkey Pigs
The many names of woodlice.
- — Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)Mon, Nov 05 2012 02:03:07Last night I tweeted about woodlice. Following a brief discussion about how they give birth, I was flooded with regional names for them.
- — Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)Mon, Nov 05 2012 02:05:06There is definitely a relationship between woodlice and food - they are quite often given cheese-related names. Also possibly medicinal.
- It started like this…
- — Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)Sun, Nov 04 2012 12:29:18My son declared that he has seen a woodlouse give birth to a tiny pale baby woodlouse on a boy’s hand. I cast doubt on the likelihood.
- — Miranda (@I_am_Miranda)Sun, Nov 04 2012 12:41:52@MooseAllain It is true. I spent most of my childhood poking round with woodlice instead of learning to ride a bike like a normal child.
- — Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)Sun, Nov 04 2012 12:48:33I love twitter for this, that there are people who spent a lot of time with woodlice in their childhoods, sharing their enthusiasm.
- — Kenris MacLeod (@KenrisMacLeod)Sun, Nov 04 2012 13:03:37@MooseAllain My small daughter has two pet woodlice that run a hotel in our garden. Mr Pickles mans reception and Mr Onions is the bell boy.
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