Wednesday, 10 January 2018


ant | ant |noun
A small insect typically having a sting and living in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. It is wingless except for fertile adults, which form large mating swarms, and is proverbial for its industriousness.Family Formicidae, order Hymenoptera: several subfamilies.

have ants in one's pants
informal: be fidgety or restless: What's the matter with you, always fidgeting—you got ants in your pants?
the ant's pants
Australian informal: An outstandingly good person or thing: We had a great party that night thinking we were the ant's pants. 

Old English ǣmete of West Germanic origin; related to German Ameise. Compare with emmet.

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and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. keep them away from me please, I don't like being bitten by them ;-)

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  2. Not my favorite creature when they get in the house, but they are fascinating and industrious insects!
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  3. Last year for the first time I watched winged ants take flight from a planter of succulents towards the fence and over. It was amazing and somewhat freaky.