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Before the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the age of mass employment, people who needed work done and had the means to pay someone else to do it would hire workers with the skills to do specific jobs. These workers would carry the tools they needed for the job in a sack or in a bag made out of sacking. When the job was complete or when the employer no longer had any need for the services of a particular worker, he would hand him his sack. The worker would gather his tools together and put them in his sack and leave to find work elsewhere. Getting one’s sack back came to be associated with one’s services no longer being needed or being surplus to requirements. It has now passed into modern usage as an informal way of saying ‘to be dismissed’.
It originated from the early 1800's because of the feeling you got when you were fired. People described it as feeling like you were kicked in the nut sack.
The intensity of the feeling was more pronounced the more years you had been loyal to your employer.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
And it gets even more intense when they try everything to make you want to leave or dig out anything that could possibly serve as justification, just to get off a little cheaper. I remember working in a place where they tried over a year to get under my thick hide. Simply firing me would have been easier and cheaper for them.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Well that's how I got it. I see people use LOLL as an alternative to LOL quite often and I always assumed it didn't really mean anything other than people just putting an extra L for emphasis! (which I now still believe). But after you used it I thought maybe it does actually stand for something specific, so I googled it...
I still didn't get it at first but just as I was about to give up and close my Google results I spotted the word "lounge", and it all made sense... LOLL
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004