Our Japanese son-in-law passed along an interesting bit of trivia concerning the common name of the joro spider (Nephila clavata) on which I did a recent post – Joro Spider. In Japan the spider is known as joro-gumo.
Chikuma said joro is “a slang term from the past for a call girl. Apparently the spider is happy to “sleep” anywhere. . . . . ”
I had to share.