字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 41. The word origin today is freelancer. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. The origin of freelancer goes all the way back to the days of the Knights or the time of the Knights. Knights used to fight with a lance. So if you've ever seen any old movies like with King Arthur or anything like with Knights. They usually fought on a horse and that long weapon they had was actually what the lance was. So let's continue. So they fight with a lance. A lance was the long pointed weapon Knights used to use against enemies. Okay while riding on horseback. Yeah. At that time many knights were kind of like free agents. So here you can kind of put it together. This is where you get a free lancer, they were like a free agent. So they could either sign, I guess they didn't I don't know, if they really had contracts in those days, but pretty much they worked for whoever would pay them. So let's continue. He would fight for any side which ...side which paid him. The original freelancers were like mercenary soldiers. So they do exist today. Sometimes you have mercenaries. So you pay them money and they will fight like in a war. They will fight on a certain side for you. The word was first cited in the classic novel \" Ivanhoe \" by Sir Walter Scott. So that's how we first learned about freelancer. Okay let's continue. Today a freelancer is someone who is not permanently employed by a specific organization, but will offer his services to any company willing to pay. We use it most commonly with photographers or maybe journalists that sell you know just they write an article and then whatever newspaper or magazine is willing to print it and they'll just pay it , They'll send it right to them for a fee and the same thing with the photographers. Okay, etc. who are not employed by a specific company. All right. Let's take a look at a few examples here. Most paparazzi are freelancers. So basically. Yeah. You will often see them chasing the movie stars, taking a lot of photos and they don't usually work for a specific magazine or newspaper, so a lot of times if they get good photos they'll shop around and offer them to many different newspapers you know, throughout the world. So they know most of them are freelancers. The character Peter Parker, in the movie Spider-Man. So that was spider-man of course was a freelancer or really like a freelance photographer. So freelance comes from the same idea. So you can see if freelancer is the person or you could say freelance photographer. If you remember in the movie he actually wanted the newspaper to hire him but then that boss said \"No. No. Freelance that's the way to go. So every time he got photos of Spider-Man he sold it to the newspaper. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.