God did a typo when he typed out a list of animal names.

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@xboxboy (5578)
December 27, 2007 6:18pm CST
Can someone please explain why a butterfly is called a butterfly when it clearly carrys no dairy product but by it's very nature and style of flight it should be called a flutterby. Why would it be called a butterfly over flutterby? Other than god making a typo (no spellcheck back then) why would this of happened?
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Few people know how the butterfly got its name. The witch was supposed to change her shape into this insect. She then flew to the dairy, and stole milk, cheese and, of course, butter thats what i always thought anyway growing up.but then i always wonder why do people say they get butterflies in their stomache when they are in love.it's not like you have butter in your stomache lol.hey by the way do you have butterflies in your stomache xboxboy? maybe you should write a discussion about that.how you have butterflies in your tummy because how in love you are.3lilangels.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
3 Jan 08
I submit, for your review, the following title for said discussion: "Dairy Thieving Witches In My Tummy - Yum!"
@xboxboy (5578)
3 Jan 08
im in love with you, dfn, goodie and trans! that shows you how desperate i am to get rid of my virginity!
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
4 Jan 08
hahahaha oh lord hey why dont you chnge you name to hornyboy LOL your great :)
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Geesh! You whippersnappers are all alike, aren't ya? The first butterfly looked like butter in color and flew, thus butterfly. A flutterby is what old people do when they walk across the room.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
29 Dec 07
A stuttering flutterby? "I'm sorry. I didn't understand. Could you repeat yourself?" Yuk!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Well it's really quite simple. God did not make the mistake, he accidentally called on a dyslexic to transcribe for him. This is also the explanation for gnats...they were supposed to be called nags.
@xboxboy (5578)
29 Dec 07
why would someone get a lextidic to transcribe?
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Well it was an accident, the transriber tried to explain about being dislexic on the application but it came out sexy c lid...someone else thought that was supposed to mean sexy c cup and the rest is history....
@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 Dec 07
Hello! It is certainly a strange name. Many animals have this strange name. I don't know if your intention was to make a joke out of it, if it was I am sorry, but it wasn't God who named the animals, but we humans. We put the names to the animals, you know? So I believe there was no mistake by His part, lol. Respectfully.
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
someone must of had a drink too many when they were typing up the notes then! lol!
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@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 Dec 07
Yes, really!
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
anyway, i'm personally not that interested whether the Lord did a typo. I guess the writers are the one to blame, the Gideons, I guess.... But flutterby is such a nice word. :) Can I use it as my pseudonym the next time I publish an article in our school paper? =P
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
i think that would be a lovely pseudonym! go for it!
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• Philippines
29 Dec 07
thank you so much! ^_^
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
4 Jan 08
hmmmmmmm i dont know that would have been rather nasty a butterfly that has butter ewwww but why would you chose flutterby rather than flutterfly?? I like that better :)
@xboxboy (5578)
4 Jan 08
because it is a perfect anagram. but i will change it if you take my virginity away! please!
@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
28 Dec 07
If you refer back to Genesis you'll remember that God didn't name the animals. God gave that job to Adam (before Eve was around). I guess that's what you get from a man... LOL!
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
good point!
• India
28 Dec 07
Hello Boy, Hope your Christmas was great. Now I don’t think naming of species has anything to do with God coz each language has its own name for each species. And regarding butterflies. I think they are called so coz their wings are so velvety soft and smooth, just like butter.
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
excellent response! i had never thought of that reasoning!
@drannhh (15227)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Flutterby is a wonderful name and now whenever I see a butterfly, I will probably call it a flutterby instead. One of the first flowers I ever knew as a child was the buttercup and I used to drive people nuts asking why it was named that. Somebody finally had enough and said it was called that so the butterflies could find it when they came down looking for a drink of nectar. I thought that was a pretty good answer.
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
my mum used to tell us it was called a buttercup because if you picked one up and cupped it to your chin, if you got a yellow glow on your chin it meant you liked butter! we used to always try it we were really young!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Actually, according to a linguist I listened to this year (and I had heard it before) it did used to be flutterby. There is a tongue slip that is called a "Spoonerism" named for a man named Spooner, that used to do this all the time. For example, if he were telling Cinderella, he'd say "sisty uglers" instead of "ugly sisters." Basically, butterfly is born from this effect. I once tried to call hay bales as I drove by but I kept calling them "hale bays" go figure.
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
i 've heard of spoonerisms, some of them can be really funny! thanks for the reply blicexn.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Remember something, you cannot blame G'd for the names of the critters because He left that up to man. It is man's fault that it is called a butterfly not G'd's. Reread Genesis 2:19 "whatever the man called each creature, that would be its name."
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
thank you for letting me know that, must of been that pesky Darwin!
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Dec 07
I will let you in on a very well known secret. It is not a good idea to question God. The Bible says, let God be true and every man a liar. We all stand guilty before a holy and righteous God. When I was younger we you to sing a song in church that basically went like this, "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it for me." In other words, whether it makes sense to you are not, because God said it, it is so. If God says that 39+39=1, guess what that means? 39+39=1. God is the beginning and end of all things and our little opinions don't count for much anyway. It's just like a robot questioning his creator. You can question all you want to, but you don't have the power to change a thing, so why bother?
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
i ain't going to question god! i m not that brave or stoopid!
@Impervious (1154)
• United States
28 Dec 07
That is too good a flutterby , LOL. I guess there is humor in the truth yet.....
@xboxboy (5578)
28 Dec 07
it don't make no sense!