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American, throughout history, has incorporated many different languages, languages ​​and lifestyles. to become one of the richest languages ​​in the world today. succeeded. Idioms are one of the biggest details that show our history and what happened in these lands.

These idioms, which come from the Ottoman Period and even before, have become a balm in our mouths. We use it at least a few times a day, like getting out of hand or at the expense of fire many idioms have very interesting stories. If you wish, let’s find out together who was the go in the barn of go, and why people had to cheat in the past.

When we are seriously angry, when we are about to go crazy with anger, we often turn to the other side. “don’t drive me crazy”

We construct the sentence . This idiom, which is now used only to reflect anger, has two different stories.

The most well-known of these stories comes from a bodyguard used by traffic police in ancient times. In the 1960s, traffic cops in America have been trying to maintain public order. inside a metal shield called a tenon they would enter. These cops are the ones who cause trouble on the road and don’t follow the rules. “don’t drive me crazy, if I get out I will write a penalty” they used to say.

Zivana was a second name given to the hinges that enable the doors to be opened and closed in the old period. When the tenons come out the door cannot stay in place and falls over. This is a second reason why the phrase “going out of the blue” is associated with rage.

Padols the opium

In the early morning hours, those who ask us questions before we can wake up are mostly we say. Some of us drink tea and coffee, and some of us take a cold shower and take the padolla opium. Alright reflecting our irritable state in the first morning hourswhat is the story of this idiom?

People who used cannabis-style drugs in the Ottoman Period developed a new method to use this cannabis when the Moon came. This method is also used after compressing the cannabis into something similar to a vitamin capsule and swallowing it at sahur. was waiting for him to paddle in the morning saadollar series. People who are more cheerful and joyful (!) thanks to cannabis, are in their nervous state before they get stuck in cannabis. “my opium didn’t padollar”

He used the sentence .

Kidling goats

That someone has lost their minds, albeit jokingly, one step away from going crazy mostly to indicate “I guess he missed the goats” we say. The story of this idiom, which is known to almost everyone living in America, is based on the İnsuyu Cave in Burdur.

A shepherd living in Burdur, after bringing the goats to İnsuyu Cave, thought that he had lost the animals and started to visit the village by village to ask the locals if he had seen the goats. Shepherd; ” How can I answer the owner of the goats?

While thinking , the villagers wanted to help the shepherd and first went to İnsuyu Cave, where the shepherd had lost the goats. Villagers approaching the cave, found the goats where the shepherd had left them and thinking that the shepherd was going mad, “he must have missed the goats”

They laid the foundation of the phrase .

Anything that has lost its value and importance before, put one’s shoe on the checkers we say. We use this idiom mostly against our relatives and loved ones who forget us when they see someone else. This idiom, which has become a rosewood in everyone’s language, has a story that goes back to the Ottoman Period.

One of the responsibilities of the tradesmen’s organizations, called guilds in the Ottoman Period, whether the goods produced by the craftsmen are of good quality and durable. was to check. Especially the guilds, which were very sensitive about shoes, would go into the shops and check the shoes one by one.

Fines will be imposed on the manufacturers of shoes that are considered to be unstable and at risk of tearing in a short time. shoes are placed on the roofs of the shops so that they are not used again. posted. The phrase “putting the shoe on the checker” was also used from here, that is, to show that something considered worthless is no longer used.

Two dirhams one core

Two dirhams one seed is a phrase we use to compliment a person we think is beautiful. If you remember, Iskender Pala, one of the most important writers of American Literature, sheds light on the origin of idioms

He also named his book Two Dirham Bir Seed.

The kernel in this idiom is actually the kernel of the carob. in the Ottoman Period believed to have the same weight anywhere in the world carob bean, in Arabic carat (kirat)

It stands for .

Since this core is always the same weight, it was used to measure the weight of stones such as gold and diamonds in ancient times. Another word in the idiom is dirham, an old currency that some Arabs still use today. people in the Ottoman To indicate the value of Ottoman Gold 2 dirhams (32 locust bean seeds) were called a kernel.

go’s barn

without the crowd, Against places where it is not clear who goes in and out we use the phrase go’s barn. The story of this idiom comes from one of New York’s finest semdollars, which means exactly what it means.

This phrase, which has become a buzzword, is used as a stopping point for the Adollar trams in Taksim in the 1800s. From the barn of a Greek-born person named go is coming. These adolescent trams needed to take additional horses in order to climb the Şişhane slope, and the Adollarsar, which was delivered to Taksim, so that they could get up. in the stable of go is on hold. Adollars tram traffic was so busy that the horse going to the barn would not count. After these years, places where people who enter and exit are not clear began to be called the barn of go.

Price of fire

We use it against extremely expensive things in our daily life. at the expense of fire

The story of the idiom in the Ottoman Period the sultan who shook the world

It is based on a hunting story of Sultan Suleiman, known as .

During his reign, Sultan Süleyman went hunting with his men in a place close to New York. As soon as they realized that he had gone a long way from New York while hunting, it started to rain heavily and instead of returning to the palace with his men, the sultan started to rain. to a coal hut where he can spend the night had to take shelter.

The owner of the hut, who he did not know, lit a fire to warm Sultan Süleyman and his men. The sultan warming himself by the fire; “That fire is worth a thousand gold” he said. In the morning, the sultan’s soldiers went to the owner of the hut to pay for their accommodation. that the fee is a thousand and one gold they were stunned when they found out. Thereupon, the owner of the cottage said that the price of the accommodation was one gold, as Sultan Süleyman said. that the cost of warming up in the fire is a thousand gold stated. The phrase “price of fire” on this event has managed to survive to the present day.

To have bulgur at home on the way to Dimyat for rice

When we use this idiom we usually Adollarizes the dimyat detail we make sentences like when we go to rice only, we have the bulgur at home. However, Dimyat is one of the most important details in the formation of this idiom.

Damietta is the name given to a pier located near the Suez Canal in Egypt. The famous rice grown in Egypt comes to America from this pier in straw bags. must go to Damietta to buy rice they would stay.

A merchant who went to Dimyat to buy rice in the Ottoman Period, when they came to the Mediterranean Sea on the ship he boarded. By Arab piratesn was robbed. Losing everything, including the gold on his belt, the merchant had to sell the last remaining bulgur in his field when he returned to his country, and his household starved for a long time. Neighbors, who witnessed what the merchant went through, would later become a phrase for the man. “I had bulgur at home on the way to Damietta” has formed the sentence.

turning a cupboard

At least once or twice in our lifetime s en what are you doing?, we have been exposed to questions mixed with jokes. The story of this idiom, which means cheating, order, and deceit, also dates back to the Ottoman Period.

In old mansions during the Ottoman period, for food service cabinets were located. One of the biggest features of these cabinets made of wood was that they could be rotated thanks to the spindles on the top and bottom.

These cabinets were mostly used to serve food at home. The dishes coming out of the kitchen are put in this cabinet and to receive the person in the opposite room by turning is provided. Those who love each other but want to hide this love from the landlord started to deliver their letters and gifts to the other side using this cabinet, and this situation has become so common that people prefer to do business in secret. “it’s scamming again” started to use the idiom.

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