So I (Matthias) was surfing around online today and came across this befuddled German guy who does not understand the name “Daddy Long-legs.” When you stop and think about it, why is it called Daddy Longlegs?
There are so many words in English that we don’t think twice about, but which someone not so familiar with English recognize as weird. “Hotdog,” for example, is confusing when you stop to think of it. It’s not a dog, though it may be served hot. No wonder English is considered by some to be one of the most confusing languages to learn.
Enjoy this befuddled monologue!