Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Сockroaches nicknames

What city and country, except Prussia, became the basis for the names of cockroaches in different languages?

In Russia, it was widely naming red cockroaches as "Pruyssak" (from the name of the state of Prussia.) However, in other languages ​​can also be found similar examples. For example, in Czech called the cockroach "šváb", that is from another region of Germany - Swabia. And in medieval Italian cities of Florence and Siena, long warring ... therefore, cockroaches, there were called "Florentine" and "Sienets" respectively.

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