Challenge! Day to Day 131

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Location
Germany
Real Name
Walter
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wee-pics

All-Pro
Location
Germany
Real Name
Walter
I tried to use my exercise ball, but this guy was already using it. I'm curious: The colloquial name for these in the US is "Daddy Long-Legs". What are they called elsewhere?

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In Germany we call them Zimmermann (=carpenter), Weberknecht (tailor's assisitant) oder Zitterspinne (vibrating spider).
I have at least one of these as regular lodger when temperatures go down outside.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
I tried to use my exercise ball, but this guy was already using it. I'm curious: The colloquial name for these in the US is "Daddy Long-Legs". What are they called elsewhere?

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"Weberknecht" would be "weaver's assistant" (or servant) - due to their being so skinny (weavers were known to be poor and underfed). But I remember the other names Walter gave as well. Here in Switzerland, "Weberknecht" ("Wäberchnächt", all very velar) is most common to my knowledge.

A bit of trompe-l'oeil zen from me ...

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Turned into quite a nice walk today, in spite of the fact that I was actually grounded for a couple of hours (nothing major, just bad timing).

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