O/T Older Cars

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Sun Mar 30 08:31:45 EST 2003

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003 Philip.Belben at eme.co.uk wrote:

> PS rather than increase the traffic with a separate post, I'll say
> here that to me the orange beetle with black spots is called a
> Ladybird.  One word, but bird not bug.  Like Erich Pasold's (?sp)
> publishing house.

Same here. Always ladybird, never lady bird.

Bonus trivia: It's not just any lady they're named after, it's
Our Lady, ie. Jesus' mother. In Germany they're called Mary's Beetles
(only in German, of course).

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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