Wait. They aren't made of butter? Why have I been spreading them on my toast all of these years?
This makes me smile, as it is the only thing I ever call them. My 5 year old great granddaughter corrected me last summer when I said flutterby.
Every word has its place and every place has its origin. I urge you to research the word and provide us with answers to your own answer. very interesting yet very inquisitive. Thanks we all await your answer.
this is a cute question:)
But I DO call them flutterbys.
because I said they are butterflies and so shall they be!
Spoonerism... have to love it. ^^
Anyway, you did make me curious as to why we call them butterflies, so I looked it up and found this rather interesting: http://butterflywebsite.com/articles/callbutt.htm . Makes sense. =)
maybe something to do with butter cups