How did the expression "what fell, was missing"?

If you say that a person who dropped something "that fell, it was gone" and pick up the thing lying on Earth to himself, then, most likely, you will come across a perplexity or aggression. And in this case, an outrageous person will be absolutely right: no one has the right to assign themselves other things if they fell to the ground.

But it was not always so. Almost a thousand years ago, endless caravans of merchants who brings their goods for sale were stretched on the lands of medieval Europe. Their path ran through the many feudal possessions, for the passage through which merchants were forced to pay a fee, counting in the number of cars in caravan. The more the teleg with the goods was from the merchant - the more he paid for the passage, the less - the hardest remained his wallet. Over time, cunning merchants have become shipping on the carts as many products as possible. And considering the broken medieval roads and the instability of the loaded design, on the next UHAB, part of the goods necessarily turned out to be on Earth.

"It's not a matter! You need to change something, "thought the feudalles and soon offered to introduce the following law: from now on, any thing that fell from the war, goes to the ownership of the landowner.

"What fell off, it was lost, " merchants began to robbed among themselves, discussing a new decree. Over time, the phrase has become known to the wide sections of the population, that's just the word "WHO" used less and less. Until our days, the phrase came already in shortened form and is mainly used this way: "What fell, it was gone."

Now, having learned the story of the appearance of the phrase "that fell, it was gone", and hearing that someone tells her in your direction, you can easily accuse the opponent in the wild medieval nrav.

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