Early in the 18th century, wives of sailors and their lovers would go with them in long journeys(sometimes prostitutes were on board too). The sailors would drink all day so when they didn’t drink they did the only other sensibly thing, with the women. When one of the women became pregnant during the trip with no land nearby. The women would be forced to give birth on the sea, they would place a clean curtain near the midship gun/cannon. The women would then give birth at that spot. Since there were many men on the ship and few women, it was hard to know who the father actually was. So they just called the baby, son of a gun, since it came out near a gun.
Everybody has bought a piggy bank once, or has at least seen one. A pretty useful vessel to contain some change when you’re in a hurry. In medieval times, in England, pots and dishes were created with clay, that type of clay was called “pygg”. Much like now, pots were often used to keep some spare cash in the kitchen or in other areas in the house. Near 1600, an English pot maker got an offer to make a pot, though this one was unfamiliar with pygg bank, so he actually made a vessel in the shape of a pig. The pig had a slender hole on it’s back so you could put coins in it.
Since then piggy banks have become somewhat part of our culture. Rachel, is the biggest piggy bank in the world, it weights around 600 pounds and is made out of bronze.
If you’ve ever seen anything army related, movie, book, you will know that we call the soldiers that operate on foot, infantry. This component of the army is the biggest, it has the most people in it too. Infantryman as they are called, the words meaning in Latin is non speaking, just like an infant who doesn’t reply back or refute back orders, soldiers were well trained to not answer back at a superior. Infantry also meant army ant in Latin, ants are the only other species than the humans to use army formations.
The word soldier comes from the word Solidus which meant a gold coin because it wasn’t cheap to raise an army of mercenaries.