Why are COCKROACHES named as such?
November 25, 2006 9:56pm CST
hubby and i had this "intellectual" discussion last night. lol. we talked about why cockroaches are named as such. well, my theory is quite funny and green (u know what i mean) - as the name suggests it. hehe. how about u? what your theory behind the name?
26 Nov 06
Our common name 'cockroach' shares sounds with Dutch 'kakkerlak' and Spanish 'cucaracha' and the Spanish dance the cucaracha suggests the vigorous stamping of a homeowner on the pests. The origins of the names are entwined in early cultural history and only careful etymological and sociological study might discover the origins of our word 'cockroach'. I am not aware that such research has been successful in this case.