Saturday, December 22, 2007

Clegg - the entomological namesake

We were given a little biology lesson on Today this morning. Laura Kuenssberg told us all about a clegg (pictured above):

The male clegg drinks nectar, and sucks blood.

It's is an old word for a gadfly - an insect which hops from one thing to another, irritating livestock and rarely settling in one place.

Nick Clegg, its namesake, will hope there is more political sweetness than bleeding ahead.

I am sure that irritating livestock such as Brown and Cameron will come easily to Nick.

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