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Mysteries of vernacular: Earwig - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel


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An earwig is neither an ear nor a wig; it is an insect. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how folklore gave this bug its name, combining entomology with etymology.

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  • Director Jessica Oreck
  • Producer Rachael Teel

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