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).


Paul
-- 
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."


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