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HELP! => General help => Topic started by: LashSlash on December 09, 2010, 02:27:02 PM

Title: who knows 5?
Post by: LashSlash on December 09, 2010, 02:27:02 PM
quick question?
are there grasshoppers in england??? are they few and far between or do you have zillions of them, like in africa ???

d
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: Ed on December 09, 2010, 02:58:43 PM
Yep, we do have them, but they're small -- about an inch long. They don't swarm like locusts or anything, and there aren't that many of them. Enough so you're not unduly surprised to see one, but sufficiently rare a sight for the average person to say, "Oh look, a grasshopper." Of course this depends upon how much time you spend on grassland.
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: delph_ambi on December 09, 2010, 03:32:55 PM
They don't swarm, but there are loads of 'em. Loads of crickets too. I must spend more time on grassland than Ed, but if you go, say, to the meadow by the side of Durham Botanical gardens on a sunny summer's day, I reckon there will be thousands of them about. As they're so small they take a bit of spotting, but you can certainly hear them. They feature in my latest novel (the Durham Botanical ones) so don't you dare go putting them in yours too.  >:(
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: delboy on December 09, 2010, 04:39:57 PM
<1970's TV reference>They have strange scars on the inside of their forearms, too...<1970's TV reference>
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: Caz on December 10, 2010, 01:44:32 PM
I just Googled the above sentence by Del to see if I could find out the name of the tv show. Top of the list was 'Who Knows 5?' at Cafe Doom. I get the feeling I'm going round in circles. :grin:
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: delboy on December 10, 2010, 03:40:45 PM
Here's the answer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQBVYko_uhQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQBVYko_uhQ&feature=related)

Derek
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: Geoff_N on December 10, 2010, 04:13:20 PM
We have a meadow in the loop of the River Dee in Chester and there are thousands there too in summer. Not sure where they go in winter, maybe to visit you, D?

Geoff
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: JonP on December 10, 2010, 04:16:38 PM
Here's the answer

Used to love Kung Fu :)
Title: Re: who knows 5?
Post by: LashSlash on December 12, 2010, 06:39:19 PM
thanks to all who fedback