Why are foot combatants called Infantry?

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.

Why Do We Call The Red Crustacean a “lobster”?

Why do we call the delicious red crustacean a “lobster”? It has more old more origins than you might think. Lobsters were famous in the new world in the places like New Brunswick, Shediac and Nova Scotia, where the largest ever lobster was caught in the history of mankind. Even though Scotia is not considered the world capital of Lobster it has been a place of interest for lobster enthusiasts because of the record holding lobsters there. That lobster weighted 44.4 pounds that is heavier than some humans. Now days people don’t lobster each day and the dinning’s that serve it are often of high order. But before the 20th century lobster was for poor people. Lobster were common in port city, where the society was often middle class hard worker and not fancy rich men. Though that has changed recently…

The word itself comes from the dead language Latin. Poor people were said to be the equivalents of insects, that is why the latin called them the “Locusta” which means locust, an insect that resembles to the grasshopper. The word went around and changed a bit to the anglo-saxon form of today, lobster.