The streets are sometimes a dangerous place, they can hold people who want to take your wallet or just mug you. If you meet any of those people you would instantly call them Thugs, but what does this word actually mean and where does it come from? It comes from a place far away, where it is used for another meaning. When the British arrived in India, they encountered a group of criminals, more of a sect, which would kill people for the Hindu Godess of Death. They were known as thags in Hindu. They would strangle innocent people with silk scarfs. Indian authorities weren’t able to capture them or stop them, so the British did the killing part, in which history shows they are pretty good at, for them. The British killed hundreds, by hanging them and imprisoned thousand others of these thags. The news made it to America, a press picked up the story but apparently the worded changed from thags to thugs.
Since then the word has stuck to call hoods, gangster, street criminals and just any kind of general delinquent.
People always have something special and there are many ways to call your special one or special thing. For most people it will be the line that is “the apple of your eye”. This expression dates from a very long long time, in the old days people thought the eye ball was solid and spherical like an apple, so that’s what they called it. Therefor anyone or anything compared to your eyeballs, would instantly be something very special to you. In the bible it even talks about it, Moses says “He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of wilderness; he encircled, he cared for him, and kept him as the apple of His eyes.”
Another famous line of the bible is “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.“
In old France, which was known as the Gaul, people had found out that letting some foods age would allow them to become more delightful. The French called this newly discovered phenomenon, the Saisonner. After being conquered by the Normans, the British took some of their words such Saisonner which became to be known as the seasoning process. When the crusaders came back from the crusade around the 13th from the mid east, they brought spices with them. So seasoning just took the meaning of anything that modifies tastes.
Did you know how the church recruited so many soldiers, most weren’t even trained but because the church promised them their past sins were to be forgiven.