Where did the phrase sweat like a pig come from?
The phrase "sweating like a pig" actually has nothing to do with the animal that you might find on a farm. Instead, it refers to iron "sows" and "piglets" made when smelting pig iron. In traditional iron smelting, liquid iron is poured into a mold shaped like one long line with many smaller lines branching off of it at right angles. This looks similar to piglets feeding from their mother, so these pieces became known as pigs. After the pigs are poured into the sand, they cool, causing the surrounding air to reach its dew point and turn into moisture on the pigs, like they are sweating. When the pig is sweating, it's cool enough to be moved.
No. Pigs do have sweat glands but they do not function like a human's does. They can release a little water and heat through passive diffusion, but it is not enough for the pi…gs to rely on. So in order to combat heat, pigs have adapted by using behavioral thermoregulation, which is the act of cooling themselves in the mud or water.
Pigs can not sweat because they have no sweat glands. They roll around in the mud to cool their skins.
The phrase "when pigs fly" means that whatever the subject is they are saying it is impossible. Example: "Do you think humans will train monkeys to talk?" "When pigs fly…!" He or she is saying that humans will never train monkeys to talk. PS- The whole monkeys to talk thing was just a random thought. It is not something I've been thinking about my whole life.
Pigs sweat but not the way humans do. Pigs do not have eccrine sweat glands which are used for temperature regulation in humans through watery evaporative coolness. Pigs have …apocrine glands which excrete protein, ammonia, lipids, and chromogranins and the bacterial decomposition of these leads to odor so perhaps that's where the origin of the idiom lies since it a generally accepted concept that sweating leads to odor.
well i personaly think that the farmer started saying that but my mother always says that hogs are harmless abd sweet so if you act like that then your pretty much sweet like …a hog
Well...it isn't sweating like a stuck pig...the saying is "Bleeding like a stuck pig"......a stuck pig has been stabbed with a knife or another sharp object.
It means sweating a lot. Answer: The expression is meant to imply that pigs sweat a lot, but do they? This is an example of a "factoid" a statement that appears to reveal… a truth but does not really possess true facts. Pigs do sweat, but not as much or as well as we humans do. Pigs, because of their thick skin, have fewer sweat glands. As a consequence they like to wallow in damp areas to keep cool. Therefor "sweating like a pig" should mean "doesn't sweat at all well"
pigs do not sweat but they roll in the nudd to keep them cool
Well i don't know where it originated, but i guess when people think of pigs they think they are dirty, sloppy, and gross. So sweat is gross so i guess they think that when th…ey are sweating they think that a pig would be dirty like that too, so they would use that phrase!
Pig iron was originally used in neo-bronze age in the production of tools and weapons. It involved the smelting of iron ore with the hypolectatic acid found in pig hooves. The… mixture increased the malleability of the iron but was to some degree a poisoned chalice, as it increased the rate of oxidisation of the metal and ultimately weakened it, rendering it worthless. The phrase "to do something for pig iron" emerged at the beginning of the industrial revolution in Britain and means that one does something despite knowing that the end result of the action is destined to be pointless.
Pigs do not sweat. They dont have functional sweat glands.
They have no sweat glands and therefore cannot sweat. Why this is so is not entirely clear. It is probably a trait that was slowly filtered out genetically over time to redu…ce the threat of dehydration. It is easier to find some nice wet cool mud than it is to try and draw water from it.
It's a similie because metaphors do not use the words 'as' or 'like'. They are more literal.
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if you mean you'll be my guinea pig it means to use them as a test subject like for something never tested before or something dangerous
Sweating like a Pig" to denote sweating profusely. This sounds illogical, as pigs have ineffective sweat glands, but the term is allegedly derived from the iron smelting proce…ss. After pouring into runners in sand, it is allowed to cool and is seen as resembling a sow and piglets, hence "pig iron". As the pigs cool, the surrounding air reaches its dew point, and beads of moisture form on the surface of the pigs. "Sweating like a pig" indicates that the pig has cooled enough to be moved in safety.
It did not come from anywhere, the phrase should be 'Happy as a pig in muck/mud'. This creates an image of a pig rooting through a muddy field looking for roots/grubs in the g…round which is their natural way of feeding.
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pigs sweat a lot because they have a lot of fat That is completely incorrect. Pigs do not sweat like humans, or pant, like a dog. They have small glands in their legs. This …is why they love mud. Mud, esp. wet mud, is cool in temperature, and feels great on a warm piggy body. It also works as a sunscreen. Pet micro pigs also enjoy a mud bath, but are just as happy to take a dip in their clean, cool 'kiddie' pool.