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?
2 responses
• Australia
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.
• Philippines
26 Nov 06
tnx for this useful information. ^_^
• India
23 Jan 07
well i never thought of this bt i liked your theory ....lol ha ha ha