Skip to Content
Little pig babies - really lucky - two animal friends

Really lucky | Blessing in disguise

Last updated on January 24, 2022 by Roger Kaufman

Glück im Unglück

It really takes a little time to process this happiness 🙂

Really lucky | Blessing in disguise

Life is unpredictable and often presents us with the greatest challenges. How do we deal with that? Do we despair or do we make it new beginning?

SWR
youtube player

The 40 Happiest Guys of All Time!

the Channel People are as lucky as if they had cheat codes for life!

You wanted us to do part two of this video!

today we show you 40 more incredible moments of happiness that were filmed! Watch the video in its entirety and you will be amazed!

CRAZY LAB

wirklich Pig | Blessing in disguise

youtube player
Really lucky | Blessing in disguise

Where does the saying pig come from?

The origin has not been clarified with certainty.


1. Theory
The figure of speech probably comes from the card game. Around the 16th century, the ace was also known colloquially as "pig".

Whoever drew the highest card (Sau) had a lot happiness.
In southern Germany, the ace in the game of Schafkopf, Pinokel or Gaigel is still called "Sau".[1]


2. Theory
Pig!
A second theory explains the saying by rescuing a pig:
The hall of the town hall of Münden in the town of Hann, which is often hit by flooding.

Münden is richly decorated with murals on the history of the city.

One of the pictures (see photo) shows citizens of the city saving some of their belongings from such a flood. Among other belongings there is a pig on the raft.

Anyone who saved their pig back then was still doing relatively well after a catastrophe: they had "had a pie".

3. Theory
Another theory also has its origins around the 16th century.

Especially in difficult ones Times, in which the common people were starving, it was said that they had had pigs and alluded to the good old days when there was still enough bread and ham (or other food) available.

4. Theory
Many sources speculate that the origin comes from a consolation prize at medieval sports festivals:

The loser in the shooting competition would still have one there Pig get.

However, there is not a single piece of evidence for this claim.

It seems incredible that something as valuable as a pig, which was slaughtered only on special occasions even by wealthier people, should have been given away as a consolation prize; rather that would have been the main prize.

And it goes against the idiom, which isn't exactly used when you've lost.
An original source that tends to have this origin refuted, is that from Sebastian Brant published in 1494 ship of fools:
"Whoever wants to shoot and folds it in
The third, the suw in Ermel heim"

This is where the saying comes from Carrying the sow home in the sleeve off, so having to go home as a loser with nothing in your hands. This is the exact opposite of have a pig.  

Wikipedia

Graphic for the request: Hey, I would like to know your opinion, leave a comment and feel free to share the post.

Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * marked

简体中文EnglishFrançaisDeutschItalianoไทย