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Date: 09/23/11 08:17 AM

48 Responses to Daddy Long Legs, Who Did Name You?

  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:19 am
    Link: Daddy Long Legs, Who Did Name You? - Apparently, ze Germans don`t have Daddy Long Legs in their country.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2011 at 8:23 am
    What a deutsch.
  3. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Rofl :P
  4. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 8:32 am
    Mother nature was on her coughing break.
  5. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:39 am
    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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    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:40 am
    How does a daddy-longlegs make a life indeed?
  7. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:42 am
    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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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:43 am
    WHO IS YOUR DADDY, AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
  9. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    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.
  10. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36870 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Iz zees like Hopping ze Grass? hahaha
  11. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 8:51 am
    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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    banur Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Well, I (from Germany) know them as "opa langbein" -> grandpa long legs.

    And dis iz so funneh.
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

    wickedsngr ~ who to believe? you or Yahoo Answers?

    hmmmmm

    I`m going with Yahoo `cause it`s the answer I want to hear anyway
  14. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
    812 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Never heard about the term/name (?) `daddy long legs` till now...
  15. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Who`s naming daddy long legs... I don`t like that...
  16. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:22 am
    Gerry:

    Science Based Life : Daddy Long Legs

    Snopes

    =D
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:28 am
    What are you doing?? How-how does a daddy long legs make a life???

    I laughed my ass off.
  18. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:34 am
    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..
  19. Profile photo of Dead_mind
    Dead_mind Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 9:59 am
    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.
  20. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 10:20 am
    Thanks, Deviros. ;)
  21. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 10:22 am
    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
  22. Profile photo of Blatto
    Blatto Male 18-29
    358 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 10:35 am
    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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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 10:50 am
    coughing break
  24. Profile photo of som-tam
    som-tam Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 11:08 am
    @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

  25. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 11:11 am
    It`s a "crane fly", daddy long legs is a colloquilism.
  26. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 11:12 am
    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! :)
  27. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 11:32 am
    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.
  28. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Ask the tough questions
  29. Profile photo of craphole
    craphole Male 18-29
    53 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    lmao "frozen spider web leggies"
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    he makes a good point, that name is really stupid
  31. Profile photo of Mister_C
    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Hey German guy, why the wide face? HURR HURR HURR
  32. Profile photo of sourkraut
    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    "Where was mother nature? Maybe sleeping? Or was ze coughing break?"

    Bahahahaha....
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    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    mother nature was taking a coughing break. LOL mother nature got HIGH!
  34. Profile photo of octwilite
    octwilite Female 40-49
    188 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    Father long legs! LOL! But really, I think he`s right
  35. Profile photo of BJH515
    BJH515 Male 18-29
    223 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    Uhhh... I think he meant "coffee break"
  36. Profile photo of sprinkies
    sprinkies Female 18-29
    172 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    i cannot stop laughing right now..... note that i am also pretty drunk
  37. Profile photo of sourkraut
    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    `Uhhh... I think he meant "coffee break"`
    @BJH515..
    Ya think?!?
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 12:05 am
    They must have some awesome weed there
  39. Profile photo of sourkraut
    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 3:08 am
    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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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 4:49 am
    Give this guy a TV show.
  41. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 5:38 am
    They also taste great on toast!
  42. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 6:30 am
    This guy is hilarious.
  43. Profile photo of Nlupu
    Nlupu Male 18-29
    229 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Next time this guy smokes up, I wanna be there.
  44. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    Why are Germans so gay?
  45. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    September 25, 2011 at 11:40 am
    I don`t know why, but I love this guy`s little "rant".
  47. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 9:05 am
    @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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    carslyle Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2011 at 6:37 am
    I`m not gonna lie. I think I think I am in love with this guy now.

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