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    strip/stripe

    Hi,everyone
    Is there any difference between these 2 words: stripe/strip
    "The bee has black stripes on its back." or "The bee has black strips on its back." or may be "The bee has strips of black on its back."
    Thank you.

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    Re: strip/stripe

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi,everyone
    Is there any difference between these 2 words: stripe/strip
    "The bee has black stripes on its back." or "The bee has black strips on its back." or may be "The bee has strips of black on its back."
    Thank you.
    A bee has black stripes not strips.

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    Re: strip/stripe

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A bee has black stripes not strips.
    Though, to be fair, many bees have a strip of yellow hairs across their backs. Whilst I agree that most of us would describe them as stripes, that suggests a more uniform spacing than we see on bumblebees. Honey bees have stripes. Wasps and hornets have stripes. Bumblebees have a variety of patterns and are occasionally completely black/gold and some have red bits. Have a look here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: strip/stripe

    To me, "strip" is a separate item and not something caused by coloration or painting. You tear your shirt into strips if you need to make a tourniquet. There are 13 stripes on our flag. If the stripes become strips, it is time to de-commission the flag.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Aug-2013 at 16:48.

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