Sniglet of the Day: December 11

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Sniglet Of The DayArachnoleptic fit n. The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

The term “Arachnoleptic fit” is used to describe an Arachnidiot. Juts about anyone can suffer from an Arachnoleptic fit. Those living in sterile, urban areas are less likely to have them, unless they visit the forests or countryside occasionally. Those actually living in rural areas know pretty much where spiders might spin webs, and tend to avoid this. The spiders themselves are varying in size, and can spin webs in place in some of the most unlikely places, so even the most keen arachnologist might become a victim of a sneaky spider’s web. Thus the person become entertainment to those other people and animals around them when they have an Arachnoleptic fit. They twist about, attempting to pull spider silk off their skin and face, and out of their hair in an attempt to be rid of “the creepies”. It makes the more devious and mischievous people want keep web-spinners around as pets to pulls some great Halloween pranks in unsuspecting trick or treaters with. Watch your step out there! Even though the spiders have gone dormant in the North with the arrival of winter, the spiders are still having their fun in the South. And remember, there are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one’s seen before.