Have you ever wondered how words were invented? They obviously evolved from the
I would think that people in the car factory would have a greater need to speak, to discuss matters of Health and Safety at the weekly meetings, but I suppose Health and Safety wasn't as big back then, so probably not. If they needed anything they would more than likely just go and get it, so it wouldn't be that either.
Words like 'do' probably just evolved naturally from a grunt like 'du', as did lots of the basic words. But what about words like circumbilivagination? It means 'to walk in a circle or walk around' so it could've had some relevance back in the caveman day. "Ug muh eg ug circumbilivagination" may have been quite a common phrase back then, who knows?
But there are shorter words that baffle too. Sex. Who thought to themselves, 'I know, I'm going to call the act of procreation a different word and that word is going to be.......sex' But then again, who was it that first realised the correct way to reproduce. Picture the scene, Mr Caveman comes home from a hard day out slaughtering huge animals for food, fur and fuel. He has just stopped outside the cave for a piss and is sitting in his cave watching Mrs Caveman bent over the fire rustling up a tasty evening meal.
What on earth would make Mr Caveman think, 'I know, I'm going to get the thing that I have just used to rid my body of my waste liquid and I am going to put it inside Mrs C. I'm not quite sure where to put it, but as it is the thing that my waste liquid comes out of, I'll stick it in the hole that her waste comes out of. But she has two holes, which one should I stick it in? I know, I'll spin this bone and see which way it lands.'
Imagine the look on Mrs C's face when he stuck his Manana (see yesterday's post) in her,
But, of course, Mr C wouldn't have understood what she was saying.
Imagine how freaked out they must have been nine months later when she went for a pee and little baby Caveman popped out.
Moving on, how did the happy Caveman family realise that they could feed their baby by offering it one of Mrs Caveman's tits? And did they try with Mr Caveman's tits as well? And did Mr Caveman have a go on Mrs Caveman? I bet he did.
Anyhoo, the speech thing may have evolved from grunts and groans, but why do we have different languages.............?