1. JohnM

    JohnM New Member

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    Beetle US/UK

    Discussion in 'Research' started by JohnM, Feb 10, 2013.

  2. Lunatia

    Lunatia New Member

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    I'm not from the UK but my husband is. I showed him the picture and said he'd call it a beetle and not a bug.
     
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    in the us, people would be just as apt to call it a 'beetle' as they would 'bug'...
     
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    I'm from the US, and I use both. I would call that picture a beetle, but it's still a bug... just a subdivision of bug. Like there are flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, beetles, and a million other different types of small invertebrate creatures that belong to the insect and arachnid families. The blanket term for all of them, that I use anyway, is "Bug". Beetle is a more specific way to call a certain bug.

    Now, if you're talking about volkswagons, I call them bugs... lol, but that may be a more british thing, not sure.
     
  5. JohnM

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    thanks. that answers my question. beetle it is :)
     

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