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Interesting Insect Name

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  • Started 3 years ago by Collin Dow
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  1. collindow

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    There is a European/British bug. When I first saw the name, I laughed out loud. It is an immensely ridiculous name, though it must not have been when the bug was named. Now, of course, you want to know the name...Cockchafer. Yes, friends, there is an insect living amongst those of us across the pond called the Cockchafer. Those same folk across the pond have also named five naval vessels after the bug. FIVE.

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    I ain't EVEN going there!

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    Cockchafer

    Cute little bugger.


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  4. unclearthur

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    I can see how it would chafe!

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    And they wondered why we came all the way over here!

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    STOP Frightening me guys! I'll have to buy some Cockchafer repellent!

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    STOP Frightening me guys! I'll have to buy some Cockchafer repellent!

    You mean lube?

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    Haha greggors:P I aint got none of those nasty critters on me yet and don't plan on it either.

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    @greggors-

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

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    also named five naval vessels after the bug.

    Must be a very tasty bug.

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    Oh snap, Greg!

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    just think, two of those were put on the Ark by Noah

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    I had a girlfriend in college that I could have nicknamed that… too much friction isn’t a good thing, but oh the memories!

    BTW… I use to call her KY and no she wasn’t from Kentucky…

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    Hey Lawrence....I don't think that bugger is "cute" at all....

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    Makes me want to become an entomoligist, discover some new bug, and pick what to name it........ I think I could do better than cockchafer... Let me think about it a minute....

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    Greggors wins the interwebz!

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