字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is this is Tutor Nick P and this is word origins 95. The word origin today is really sack or get sacked you know, as in the sense of fired. Like we can use sack as a regular verb like somebody sacked someone or he got sacked. Or yeah. We say somebody gets sacked. So either way. Meaning. they got fired. So people often ask what is what does sack have to do with being fired ? Where did... where did that come from ? Why do we say that somebody got sacked when they got fired or laid off ? All right. So let's look at the note here. If someone gets sacked , he or she is told that their services are no longer needed. Basically , it , it is an informal way to say to get fired. Yeah. Let's continue. The origin of these terms dates back to before the Industrial Revolution. Workers, tradesmen, laborers you know, craftsmen or whatever they were , would travel around looking for work. So they didn't always have very steady work. So they had to travel around. And they used to carry around their tools or supplies in a large sack. Yeah. They didn't have any toolboxes. This was before the days of toolboxes. So and it was probably a little easier for them to carry a sack anyway. It would be customary for them to leave their sack with the employer or whoever hired them. And only use the tools needed for each job. Once the employer felt that their services were no longer needed their sack would be returned and they would be told to leave. So basically that's where it came from. Thus the term get sacked was born. So they got sacked because the sack was returned to them. That let them know that well basically you're fired. We don't need your services anymore. Thanks for whatever you did or you know, I don't know if something happened that made them get fired, but that's it. We don't need your services anymore. Here's your sack back. So they got sacked. Okay. Anyway we just give one example. Jane got sacked two months ago and still she hasn't been able to find a new job yet. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it .I hope you found it informative or we found it entertaining. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.