MythTickle by Justin Thompson


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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry to break it to you, Anansi, but spiders aren’t bugs.

  2. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 3 years ago

    Well, she’s in good company. Calvin once reported on “Bats: The Big Bug Scourge of the Skies!”

  3. niaje

    niaje said, over 3 years ago

    tres morbid

  4. Masterius

    Masterius said, over 3 years ago


    Well, neither are scorpions. Still and all, I like the poem.

  5. runar

    runar said, over 3 years ago


    He probably meant that they were a scourge on bugs…his wording could be interpreted that way.

  6. runar

    runar said, over 3 years ago

    I refuse to share my home with any living thing whith a natural complement of legs that is less than two or more than four.

    Most non-entomologists are okay with considering anything with more than four legs a “bug”. Entomologists don’t consider anything that is not part of the order Hemiptera a bug, and some are so picky that even Hemipterans are excluded unless they are part of the suborder Heteroptera.

    Etymologists don’t care about how many legs it has or what order it belongs to – just where the word came from.

  7. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 3 years ago

    …well I say let folks be….live & let live for there may be a bigger bug than you and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to get poked by that curious bug.

  8. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Very amusing, Dziva. And Anansi’s joke is good, too, though (predictably) he’s being corrected by the scientific community. But, about rhyming “suppose” with “proposed”….

  9. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, over 3 years ago


    I thought of that series, too, when I read that comment! I could hear the entire class saying ‘Bats aren’t bugs!!’

  10. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, and spiders are TOO bugs. They aren’t insects, but they certainly do bug enough people.

  11. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh… insects and arachnids. I thought Dziva was inspecting software on that there old-school IBM coding pad, and was finding a whole bunch of mistakes….

  12. jason thompson

    jason thompson said, over 3 years ago

    What an awsome little poem Justin, even if it is about spiders, bugs, etc.. Your talents never cease to amaze me. This one definately deserves a “BRAVO” big brother ;-)

  13. DragonRydr

    DragonRydr said, over 3 years ago


    Bug: Informally, an insect, spider or other small pest excluding rodents; including most arthropods, except marine crustaceans, including individuals or species of centipede, millipede, mite, tick, woodlouse, Formally, an insect of the order Hemiptera, known as the “true bugs”
    So, yes, a spider would be considered a bug, but not an insect, in most usage.

  14. serenasakitty

    serenasakitty said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t care what the official definition is. A bug is anything with more than 4 legs.

  15. Nathaniel_W

    Nathaniel_W said, over 3 years ago

    Poetic License on the creepy crawlies! Get Over it you guys.

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