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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 ..you 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.


English Tutor Nick P Word Origins (32) Cry Wolf

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