Do you know what a cockchafer is?


#1

I was the only person in a group who didn’t know. Everyone else knew a nickname as well as a common name.

Even when I saw a photo it meant nothing to me.

  • I know what a cockchafer is
  • I don’t know what a cockchafer is

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What a thread.


#2

Yes, but only because my gran had a conversation about them five years ago and I had to leave the room to 1) look up what they were, and 2) mop up the tears of laughter after she said she was plagued by cockchafers


#3

I’m a big fan of how it looks like they have massive eyebrows.


#4


#5

Is this about cycling? If so, yes.


#6

Ok seems about 60% don’t know. I’m happy with that.

The group I was in were incredulous that I didn’t know what they were. Like it was impossible to live in the UK without seeing them.

So, those of you who didn’t know. If I show you this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockchafer

What’s your response?

  • Oh yeah, I know those things but didn’t know they were called cockchafers.
  • Hmm, didn’t know these existed

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#7

Best Cockchafer:

  • Common
  • Forest
  • Large

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#8

I would say doodlebug.


#9
  • I really wanted to answer with a mum joke
  • I’m such a grown up it never occurred to me.
  • I pretended to know what it was and offered up a fact about eyebrows to prove it (I’m marckee)

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#10

Thought they were called mayflies, the ones that fuck around in a giant cloud for a month and then die (what a shit life)


#11

I thought I knew what raunchy was. Then I read this

image

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1046/j.1365-3032.2000.00183.x

Best read when you’ve got some alone time, if you know what I mean.


#12


#13

Thought it was a bird tbh.


#14

Mayflies are like little dragonflies. Maybugs are cockchafers.


#15

It’s what they call me in the Countdown community.


#16

So annoying that it’s a ten-letter word though, isn’t it?


#17

Pretty hard to miss them, the day or so they are alive is chaos, dented cars, smashed windows, they are hardcore


#18

COWBANGER is a nice 9 that also sounds a bit rude.


#19

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hiya


#20

Sounds painful.