Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Praying Mantis

I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a mistake in the Merriam-Websters dictionary.

  • Main Entry: praying mantis
  • Function: noun
  • Date: circa 1890

: mantis; especially : a European mantis (Mantis religiosa) that has been introduced into the United States —called also praying mantid

You see the world knows this creature as a praying mantis but that is wrong. Well wrong in the world according to Zack.

He went on a walk with his father the other day to the playground. There was one of these creatures on the playground equipment so Kris told him what it was. Somewhere along the way the name has been changed to...

A Meanie-eyed-mantis.

When he told me that I laughed out loud. He just didn't understand why I was laughing. I just love hearing what comes out of his mouth.

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