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  • 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.

Hi this is this is Tutor Nick P and this is word origins 95. The word origin today is

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English Tutor Nick P Word Origins (95) Sacked or Get Sacked

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    anitawu12 posted on 2020/02/06
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