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wordwench commented on the word ephemeroptera
Love. Want. Am.
March 4, 2009
valse commented on the word ephemeroptera
According to a play my high school put on a few years ago in which two mayflies have a decidedly brief tryst (it's a bit hazy now), it's about 24 hours. Yeah, I guess I went to a pretty wacky school.
February 20, 2007
seanahan commented on the word ephemeroptera
The poetic ephemeral means lasting for a short time, and the mayfly has a very short life span, thus the connection.
What a beautifully expressive word for a mayfly.