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Woodlouse Names

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by Zigs, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Zigs

    Zigs Naughty Ginger Admin Staff Member

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    Forgive me if i've raised this question before, but one of the Carers that regularly visits suggested I add this to my quest to learn the different words for Badger around the world.

    The local names for Woodlice that I know are "Cheesybob" & "Coffin Cutters"

    Anyone else got anything different?:)
     
  2. gcc3663

    gcc3663 Knackered Grandad trying to keep up with a 4yr old

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    Here's a starter (thanks to Stefan Buczacki) :-

    THE NAMES OF WOODLICE

    armadillo, armourhead, bakers, ballyspider, beer barrel /

    bibble bug, belly button, bues, button crawler, carbender, carpenter /

    carpenter pig, carpenter's bug, carpenter's flea, cheese bug, cheeselip, cheeselipp worm/

    cheeseybob, cheesy bug, cheesy log, cherwood, chesbug, chestlock, chestworm, chewbug, chicky-pig, chiselbob, chiselhead, chitty bob, chizzleball, chizzler, chooky pig, chucky pig, chuggy pig, chuggyslice, church pig/

    cobber, coffin cutter, crawley baker, crawley pig, cricket ball, criller, crumple ball, cudworm, curley button, doodlybug, earywig, fairies pig, fat sow, footballer, freds/

    gammer louse, gammer-zow, God's pigs, gramma-sow, grammer-zow, grampian, grampus wood-bug, grampy gravy, granfather Dick, granfer, granfer geeks, granfer grey, granfer grig, granfer jig, granny grig, granny picker, grannysmith, greyback, grumasil,
    guinea pig, hardback, hardyback, hobthrust, hobthrust louse, hoglouse, horace, humbug, Johnny bug, Johnny carpenter, jovial live/

    killimbobs, kirklouse, kitchen ball, leatherback, little armadillo, loafer/

    lobster louse, lobstrous louse, lockchester, loop, loose pig, mackintosh, monkey pea, monkey pease, monk's pease, odimadod,
    old sow, parson's pig/

    pea-bug, penny pea bug, penny sow, pennypig, pennymouse, Peter grandad, pig, pig-louse, piggy, piggy-wiggy, pig's buttons, pill bug, pill worm, pollybaker, pollydishwasher, reudan, Saint Anthony's buttons, Saint Anthony's pig, scabby sow bug, shell back, show laces, show maker, sink lice, slater, snot, soda-pig, sour-bug, sow, sow bug, sow lice, sow pig, sow-beetle, spaceman, steelback, Susie pig, tailor, tank, thrush louse, thurse louse, thurslows, tiddlyboar, tiddyhog, tiggy-hog, tiler's lice, tillerlouse, toebiter, trilobite, tylus, wedderclock, William button, wood bug, wood flea, woodly bug, wood pug, woozy pug, yekersterse.
     
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    • Alice

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      In Scotland Woodlice are always called Slaters.
       
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        Hello Alice. How nice to have you back. :)
         
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        Yeay, hi Alice:dbgrtmb:

        Told my hippy neighbour that woodlice were not named because they eat wood, but they were dedicated to Woden, the Norse God of War.:heehee:
         
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        Well I guess thats all of them then:D
         
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        cheesy bob or wood louse.
         
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