Where went the expression ... (13 pics + text)

In everyday life, we often use different kinds of expressions, sayings, adjectives, etc. And all of us know the history of these expressions. Most of the numerous expressions suggest to learn about some of them.

1. "led by the nose»
Previously Roma entertain people at fairs, speaking with the bears. They made animal prodelyvat different foci, thus deceiving the promise of handouts. Gypsies drove bear the ring, threaded through the nose. It is in those times "do not lead me by the nose" means "do not lie." But the expression "to know the whole story," ... linked with ancient torture when the accused drove nails under the nails or needles. The purpose of this action was rather unpleasant obtaining recognition.

2. "Master cabbage»

About who is little that can, we say "the master of cabbage." The origin sayings is quite simple. Sour soup (apparently, in the simplest variation) were nemudrёnoy food Water yes sauerkraut. Prepare the soup was not difficult. And if someone called "the master of cabbage", which meant that anything worthwhile he is unfit. The expression "put a pig", that is to make someone something bad, most likely due to the fact that some people for religious reasons do not eat pork. And if a man quietly eating pork underlay, thereby making it a very serious dirty trick.

3. "twiddle»

Today, the expression "twiddle" means do nothing. Meanwhile, earlier bitё thumbs employed. Although quite simple ... Dishes in distant times already mainly made of wood: cups and spoons, "Bratina" and plates - everything was made of wood. But to cut something from the logs needed to chip chock - thumbs. It was easy, trifling matter, which was instructed to apprentices. This activity is called "beat the thumbs." Master jokingly called laborers "baklushechnikami." So, masters of jokes and there was an expression.

4. "I do not hit to the court»

When engaged in the study of proverbs and sayings, wonders of antiquity which they sometimes occur. "I do not fell to the court" - at this saying has an interesting mythological basis. According to her courtyard (in the yard) will live only animal that like houses. And if you do not like it, or run away, or get sick. What to do ... not to the court ...

5. "Scapegoat»

"They found a scapegoat", "who this time will make a scapegoat?" - Such phrases can often be heard at work. Under the "scapegoat" means a person who was hanged on all the flaws, while he may have happened in a very indirect relationship troubles or even be privy to them. This expression has a story ... It was the ancient Jewish rite of absolution, which was attended by a goat. The priest laid his hands on the head of the goat, and the like shifting on him the sins of the people. After this accident, that the sins of the whole nation had a rather weak relationship, we cast out into the wilderness. So it goes. It is not known how many goats, went to the harsh journey for the sins of others, but, fortunately, Rite no longer exists. And the expression still lives.


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