Sunday, November 18, 2007

Of Butterfly and French

Here's a random fact, with not much importance, C: If you are a person who studies butterflies (formally known as a Lepidopterist), and find youself in Spain with no idea where the local butterfly's are, the Spanish word for butterfly is mariposa.
If you happen to travel to France with your cat, which unexpetedly gets run over by a car, you would say "Mon chat est mort," meaning, "my cat is dead." However, if you are a evil scientist with questionable methods and you find yourself in France, you'll need to say "Mon chat etait mort," meaning "my cat was dead," because obviously, as an evil scientist, you'll have the means to bring it back to life.

The butterfly shown in this picture is known as the Blue Morpho butterfly, or Morpho menelaus

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