Khamis, 21 April 2011

Why do they call them "Piggy Banks"?


Why must piggy bank????

nak log in pon ade 'dia'...!

deep.mastersfamily.org
No one invented the piggy bank. The piggy banks’ origin owes more to the history of language, than to an individual inventor. In old english (around the 15th century) there was a word “pygg” which referred to a type of orange clay. People made all kinds of useful objects out of clay, including dishes and jars to hold spare change. Around the 18th century, the word “pygg” now sounded the same as the word for the animal “pig”. An unknown person(s) thought to shape a? “pygg” jar, to look just like a real “pig”. Perhaps an order came in for a “pygg” jar and the potter misunderstood.

OK, after that, “bank” must be simple. Not so fast. Bank originally meant “bench”; you can probably see the connection between the words. Money lenders in Northern Italy once did business in open areas, or big open rooms, with each lender working from his own bench or table. If he went “broke,” the piece of furniture was literally broken to signify that he wasn’t in business anymore.


20 ulasan:

Sharinginfoz berkata...

oo begitu rupanya ingatkan sebab pig tu gemuk pas tu banyaklah hasil menyimpannya

mykhalis berkata...

hehhe..cerita toy storypun guna pig jugak

d_LA berkata...

ooooo...itu ceciternya..hehe

mar yanie berkata...

kena samak la ni..:)

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Sharinginfoz,
haha! binatang tu tak de yg kurus ke?! *_*

blog-tips-kurus berkata...

mykhalis,
jiran SHAUN yg x berapa baik tu pon pig jugak. ;)

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d_LA,
iyeeeee, gitu la.. ^.*

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mar yanie,
jgn pakai yg bentuk tu lo.. :-)

ghost writer berkata...

cute jugak kalau ada tabung babi nih...

baru faham kenapa.pygg.

blog-tips-kurus berkata...

ghost w,
tak tergamak aku nak menyentuhnya!
(kau tak tidur ke? hantu memang macam tu ye?!) ;)

hans berkata...

macam tu ceritanya
haih
kita bako jer lah
hehehe

sahromnasrudin berkata...

alamak...nk kne carik tanah nie..nak samak la huhuhhh

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hans,
ish!! kesian ia.. (*__*)

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sahromN,
ni same Mar Y ni; jgn pakai lo :)

tehr berkata...

nasib juga duit dalam tabung tak payah samak
hehe

KHRLHSYM berkata...

faham-faham hihi.

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tehr,
tak payah guna tabung 'x' ni. banyak lagi binatang lain.. ^_*

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Khrlhsym,
haha..! (^__^)

Suhami Ahmad berkata...

klu sentuh nak samak tak?

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atok SA,
atok kan lagi tuo. patutnye lagi tau la kan?! kui! kui! (^_^)

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