Daddy Long Legs, Who Did Name You?

Submitted by: eastsiderepp 5 years ago in Weird

Apparently, ze Germans don"t have Daddy Long Legs in their country.
There are 47 comments:
Female 13
I`m not gonna lie. I think I think I am in love with this guy now.
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Male 2,861
@Samsquanch I`ve got a houseful of the little feckers at the mo if you want them, hate having to leave the door open for the dog.
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Male 391
I don`t know why, but I love this guy`s little "rant".
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Male 2,528
You are correct Mr. German Man. Daddy long legs aren`t spiders at all. Spiders have multiple body segments.

THAT`S WHY IT`S CALLED A DADDY LONG LEGS AND NOT A SPIDER!!!

Foreign idiot.
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Male 2,737
Why are Germans so gay?
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Male 229
Next time this guy smokes up, I wanna be there.
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Male 4,902
This guy is hilarious.
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Male 792
They also taste great on toast!
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Male 646
Give this guy a TV show.
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Male 369
Like sprinkies, I`m a tad squiffy, but can`t tear myself away from this clip...
"Who? Seriously... What? What are you doing daddy longlegs?"
Gets funnier every time I watch it...
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Male 369
`Uhhh... I think he meant "coffee break"`
@BJH515..
Ya think?!?
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Female 172
i cannot stop laughing right now..... note that i am also pretty drunk
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Male 223
Uhhh... I think he meant "coffee break"
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Female 188
Father long legs! LOL! But really, I think he`s right
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Male 586
mother nature was taking a coughing break. LOL mother nature got HIGH!
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Male 369
"Where was mother nature? Maybe sleeping? Or was ze coughing break?"

Bahahahaha....
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Male 663
Hey German guy, why the wide face? HURR HURR HURR
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Male 2,384
he makes a good point, that name is really stupid
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Male 61
lmao "frozen spider web leggies"
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Male 25,417
Ask the tough questions
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Female 6,381
When crane flies (and their grass-eating leatherjacket grubs) became a blight on lawns here, lots of people grabbed the term DL not knowing what they were. Didn`t make them DLs, as we`ve always had those, but y`know, fighting common misuse is a losing battle.
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Female 2,674
Dead_mind: I can`t help but be sucked into a riveting debate about daddy longlegs.... so:

Upon further research, I have concluded that we are both potentially right. Daddy longlegs are the common name for a few species of arachnids.

This daddy longlegs or harvestmen, is not a spider (which belong to order the Araneae), but a Opilione. And what I think of when I say daddy longlegs. Look at that ugly bastard.



This daddy longlegs is a spider and belongs to the spider order Araneae. Which I`m assuming is the species you are thinking of:



Welp, that was fun! :)
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Male 6,737
It`s a "crane fly", daddy long legs is a colloquilism.
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Male 714
@Dead mind, here is the cure for your ignorance;
The daddy long legs he is talking of is not a spider. It is an Opilione (harvestman), a different type of Arachnid.

Also, in the UK, the term daddy long legs refers to the crane fly

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Male 5,314
coughing break
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Male 358
This was hilarious. I rarely actually laugh out loud when looking at things on the internet, but this guy made me lol hard.

Fun fact: Unlike other spiders, a daddy long legs has a penis.
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Male 2,376
daddy long legs have more powerfull venom then any spider. they just dont have very much of it. and i dont think they have the utilities to transfer it either.. so there pretty much harmless.. you guys have no idea how many daddy long les i`ve tortured when i was a kid
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Female 457
Thanks, Deviros. ;)
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Male 303
Spiders have a 2 segment body & 8 legs. Eyes have nothing with spiders to do with. Also, silk have nothing to do with a creature being classified as a spider. Sooo yeah... Daddy long legs is a spider. Deal with it.
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Female 2,674
Daddy long legs aren`t spiders either. They don`t have 3 body segments, 8 eyes and they don`t produce silk. I don`t think they have 8 legs either... I think the front two are just feelers. Or something..
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Female 1,008
What are you doing?? How-how does a daddy long legs make a life???

I laughed my ass off.
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Male 535
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Female 2,761
Who`s naming daddy long legs... I don`t like that...
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Female 812
Never heard about the term/name (?) `daddy long legs` till now...
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Male 39,554

wickedsngr ~ who to believe? you or Yahoo Answers?

hmmmmm

I`m going with Yahoo `cause it`s the answer I want to hear anyway
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Male 250
Well, I (from Germany) know them as "opa langbein" -> grandpa long legs.

And dis iz so funneh.
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Female 457
Actually Gerry, the daddy long legs is not the most venomous or poisonous spider out there. Not by a long shot. That is a myth.

Not trying to be Debbie Downer, false myths and urban legends just interest me. :)
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Male 39,554

Iz zees like Hopping ze Grass? hahaha
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Male 39,554

Daddy Long Legs does sound like a bad rapper.

"Daddy" because it`s the Daddy of all spiders - it`s the most poisonous spider of all. But the fangs are so short it is no threat

"Long Legs" is a duh question.
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Female 1,427
WHO IS YOUR DADDY, AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
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Female 457
LazyMe484, "Coughing Break?" Do you mean "Coffee Break?" or is this one of those new fangled turn of phrases that you young whipper-snappers are using now?
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Male 447
How does a daddy-longlegs make a life indeed?
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Female 457
Oh, Germany... you`re like Wisconsin, with a really bad past. Don`t blame this guy for having a lot of time on his hands.
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Male 10,440
Mother nature was on her coughing break.
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Female 2,674
Rofl :P
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Male 4,593
What a deutsch.
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Male 2,620
Link: Daddy Long Legs, Who Did Name You? [Rate Link] - Apparently, ze Germans don`t have Daddy Long Legs in their country.
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