Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Quick June Poll

Do you say "firefly" or do you say "lightning bug?" Which part of the country are you from?

14 comments:

  1. I think I would probably say "firefly", but if someone responded to that with a "wha?" I would say, "You know, like a lightning bug?" I've lived my whole life on the west coast.

    Now do you say "caddywampus" or "skiwampus"?

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  2. Cville TeacherJune 17, 2008 9:11 PM

    We always said lightning bug. I grew up in New York.

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  3. In Roanoke, we always said lightning bug. Nowadays, I say firefly.

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  4. Lightning bug. Southern Indiana.

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  5. lightning bug....though I grew up in a part of Texas where there were almost no lightning bugs (or is it fireflys?) so I could be confused by my 8 years in Ohio where they were found in abundance.

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  6. lightning bug.............firefly was a term I didn't hear until I went to the city. Ohio, I grew up in Ohio.

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  7. Mostly lightening bug, sometimes firefly. I grew up in the Midwest but my parents are from upstate NY and have heavily influenced my colloquialisms.

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  8. Lightning bug. I'm from western Albemarle, but my family is from Ohio.

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  9. Lightning Bug, Long Island, NY and Northeastern PA.

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  11. Lightning bug.

    Long Island represent!

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  12. I grew up in New York too, so how in the world did I learn to say Firefly? I will have to check with my brother who still lives in Buffalo, so his speech is uncorrupted, although he did live in Oregon for awhile.
    Thanks for all the responses. :)

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  13. Lightning bug.

    Grew up in Cleveland; now in Western New York.

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