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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 32. The word origin today is to

  • cry wolf. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone cries wolf he or

  • she cries or complains about something when there is really no problem or no

  • serious problem. If they do this too often this eventually results in other

  • people not believing or trusting someone anymore. So they are no longer willing to

  • help. Okay. Let's continue. The origin of cry wolf comes directly from an Aesop

  • fable called \"The Boy Who Cried Wolf. \" According to the

  • story, a boy was given the responsibility of looking after the Sheep. During the

  • night the boy considered this job to be very, very boring. Okay.

  • Just for fun he decided to pretend he was in danger. You know he needed some

  • excitement and it's too boring Yeah. Let's see what happens if I cry wolf. Kind of

  • like that. So he decided to cry out \"Wolf, wolf \" kind of like that. When the people

  • heard his cries they rushed to help him. However they soon learned this was just

  • a joke and they probably weren't very happy about that. The boy foolishly

  • repeated this several times and finally the people stopped listening to him. Yeah.

  • So when a real wolf came and the boy and the sheep were truly in danger, were

  • really in danger, nobody trusted or responded to his calls anymore. So we

  • hear this a lot we always tell somebody \" don't cry wolf . \" You know only call

  • people when you really need them or when it's a real situation. So All right. And

  • let's just look at one example we have here. If you keep yelling for help

  • over such minor issues know not very important issues , no one is going to want

  • to help you anymore. You cannot cry wolf and expect people to

  • take you seriously. Okay. Anyway so this is the real origin of it. I hope you got it.

  • I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

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