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2020-05-12 3:22:05 PM  
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/Kidding aside, the murder hornet is the one in the middle shown below. I'm pretty sure that my kids would murder me by stampede to get away from that thing:
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2020-05-12 4:29:05 PM  
Nah, the byline clearly reads "A. Hurder Mornet"
 
2020-05-12 5:32:43 PM  
It's god to see somebody sticking up for murder hornets. I have sent the author a copy of my popular children's book, "Timmy: The Little Hornet Who Couldn't Murder." All the other hornets bullied Little Timmy when he decided to give up murder for architecture, but he became their hero when he designed a stronger, more durable nest which could not be breached by Evil Mr. Lizard.

I've had some feelers from Disney about the movie rights.

I'm also thinking murder hornets need a P.R. agency to rename and reposition them. I agree with the author that  most their problem stems from their name - what could be scarier than murder? In a fight between "murder" hornets and "honey" bees, which will you root for? I mean who doesn't love honey?

And even the word "hornet" is intimidating. I propose re-naming the murder hornets "sugar friends." Everyone loves friendship, and sugar is equivalent to honey. Now if you have to choose between bees and sugar friends, which are you gonna champion?
 
2020-05-12 6:00:10 PM  
Author is not wrong. It is a stupid name. Killer bees was a cool name.

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2020-05-12 6:44:54 PM  
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2020-05-12 7:02:02 PM  

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2020-05-12 7:31:35 PM  
'Alleged' murder hornet
 
2020-05-13 12:01:24 AM  

tomasso: [...] I agree with the author that  most their problem stems from their name - what could be scarier than murder?[...]


*cough* buttsex hornets *cough*
 
2020-05-13 2:39:42 AM  
Good article. Glad someone finally asked some entomologists what they thought. And I agree with them - "murder hornet" is stupid sensationalism. They are Asian giant hornets. They aren't malicious; they're just part of nature, and like all parts of nature they can potentially be dangerous. Respect that, be sensible, be careful, and be willing to learn.

/we now return you to your regularly scheduled panicked screaming, flailing, and running about
 
2020-05-13 4:15:23 AM  

CNichols: Good article. Glad someone finally asked some entomologists what they thought. And I agree with them - "murder hornet" is stupid sensationalism. They are Asian giant hornets. They aren't malicious; they're just part of nature, and like all parts of nature they can potentially be dangerous. Respect that, be sensible, be careful, and be willing to learn.

/we now return you to your regularly scheduled panicked screaming, flailing, and running about


I'll never understand how different animals get their nicknames.  The Asian giant hornet gets the nickname murder hornets because of their propensity to remove the heads of their victims, yet these are nicknamed surrender monkeys and not murder frogs.

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2020-05-13 8:22:19 AM  
Goliath bee eating hornet?
 
2020-05-13 3:08:35 PM  

tomasso: It's god to see somebody sticking up for murder hornets. I have sent the author a copy of my popular children's book, "Timmy: The Little Hornet Who Couldn't Murder." All the other hornets bullied Little Timmy when he decided to give up murder for architecture, but he became their hero when he designed a stronger, more durable nest which could not be breached by Evil Mr. Lizard.

I've had some feelers from Disney about the movie rights.

I'm also thinking murder hornets need a P.R. agency to rename and reposition them. I agree with the author that  most their problem stems from their name - what could be scarier than murder? In a fight between "murder" hornets and "honey" bees, which will you root for? I mean who doesn't love honey?

And even the word "hornet" is intimidating. I propose re-naming the murder hornets "sugar friends." Everyone loves friendship, and sugar is equivalent to honey. Now if you have to choose between bees and sugar friends, which are you gonna champion?


Brilliant! :D
 
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