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"Antennae" and other irregular plurals made regular in non-academic speech!

Another C1 item that Sonia brought up today! Sorry, but I just remembered, and I checked with this great teacher: http://grammarist.com/usage/antennae-antennas/

About its pronunciation, well… you’ll find people do what they can (including myself, of course), really, because it’s such an alien kind of ending, really! 74 more words


Harvestmen Harvesting

Like their relatives – spiders, mites, ticks and scorpions – Daddy Longlegs, or Harvestmen, have eight legs (the second, longer, pair of legs are used as antennae). 104 more words

Flower of the Day – September 5, 2017 – Dianthus

I love the ‘furry’ pistil on this Dianthus – like fuzzy antennae. :-)

(click once on pic to enlarge, click again to see full size.) 11 more words


WPC: Structure - Grasshopper

‘Structure’ is the theme for this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post. Let us look closely at structure of this grasshopper for those things that not so clearly visible to the casual observer: 115 more words


Perfect Pairs: It's a bug's life

Continuing on with my theme for the week, here is #5!

1.5 A pair of longhorn beetles, named after their ridiculously long antennae. I wonder what it is like to live a life that small…


Green Hopper...

While looking at getting scenes of the daisies, I ran across this small hopper on some nearby older roses. This looks like a grasshopper nymph but I am not sure of that. 58 more words