November 10, 2012

Do you know what a "wood louse" is?

Fine, I'll tell you. A wood louse is a small terrestrial crustacean with a grayish segmented body and seven pairs of legs, living in damp habitats.

But wood lice aren't always CALLED wood lice. Look at all the nicknames for them in the United Kingdom alone!
Yep, they're known as Chooky-pegs, Flumps, Monkey Peas, Cheeselogs, Chuggy Pigs, Woodwigs, Crunchy Bats, Nutbugs, Slatey Beetles, Chisel Bobs, and OgoPogo (!) among other things! (Via.)

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