Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by DublinBass, Apr 16, 2007.
How does one spell the abbreviation for mosquito
Yep I'm with Sam :clap:
I'd agree with you too, but my gran would argue we're not American therefore it's mossie not mozzie. Bless 'er!!!
Yup - mozzies round this way!
Argh! *&%k off you nasty whining little b*****d!
That's what I call them anyway. Not exactly short, but it releives the feelings.
Mozzies or gnats
I always thought midges were the annoying little ones that don't bite you but hang around in swarms and get in your eyes/nose/ears and make you itch when they land on you?
Go to Scotland, anywhere near water, anytime from June to September and say that again
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Probably the same as the ones down here, I just dont seem to ever get bitten! Probably something to do with the high blood level in my alcohol and that I make sure I've had garlic whenever I go fishing, apparantly they don't like it!
Don't you guys call the long legged spiders mozzies too? or is there some other nickname?
No we just call them ****** big spiders...
I read somewhere that if you get bitten lots you're less likely to get malaria, whereas if you're one of the luckys *******s who rarely gets bitten, the malaria will get you. Hah!
aren't they daddy-long-legs-es?
Daddy-long-legs are Craneflies. I think pat means Harvestmen
....and what a pain in the butt they are ...completely ruined my lawn with their larvae this year
I think a single mosquito is a mozzy - I applaud the zz in this case because it is a buzzing sound and two or more mosquitos are mozzies. In any case, I believe the z in realize (for example) is actually correct English usage, though no one I know uses it.
My mum, as I may have already said, was a cook par excellence and used to occasionally serve deep-fried cranefly in with the chips during the long hot summers of yesteryear
I don't think I have ever heard a nickname for the harvestmen. Just screams from all the horn players who spot one
Thanks mate...you read my mind. I taught my biology students the importance of scientific names today using Daddy-Long-Legs as an example....cranefly in the UK, spider in the US!!
One mozzy is a Mosquito, the plural of which is 633 squadron I think.
To ****** right mate. I was once expounding on the evilness of spiders at band practice, to which a bass player replied "you mean like that big one under your chair?"
It is true, humans can fly. At least across a bandroom anyway.
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