Posted by Joan Concilio Things we say1 Comment
Here’s a quick poll for summer: Are they fireflies or lightning bugs?
… or lightning bugs?
This “maybe it’s a Yorkism” question was originally asked of me by one of my fellow YDR editors, Brad Jennings, and I thought it would be great to share and get your thoughts.
In our family, we pretty much use them interchangeably, probably leaning a little heavier toward lightning bugs.
Either way, summer is all about catching them in Sarah’s mesh bug house, then letting them go. (Record so far? 7 at once.)
What do you call them? Comment and let us know!
1 comment on “Here’s a quick poll for summer: Are they fireflies or lightning bugs?”
I live in South Philly all of my life and we call them lightening bugs. A lot of the words you are saying are Yorkism are also used in South Philly. Must have been some intermingling there.