We often call people who do stupid things, talk, do things in a bad way, make a fool of themselves, and do stupid things. Do you know what the origin of "two hundred five" is? Why is it called "two hundred five"? Let's take a look at these interesting histories.
How was 250 born
From the story of the Warring States Period
During the Warring States period, there was a historical figure named Su Qin, who was a strategist. He persuaded Qi, Chu, Yan, Zhao, Wei, and Korea to unite to form an alliance against the common enemy Qin. He was appreciated by the kings of great powers and was named prime minister in history.
While Su Qin was active in Qi, he met the assassin. Su Qin was stabbed in the chest and died that night. The king of Qi was very angry when he heard the news and immediately ordered the murderer to be arrested. But the assassin has escaped without a trace. Where can we catch him? The king of Qi had a good idea and came up with a clever plan to lead the snake out of the cave. He ordered that Su Qin's head be cut off, and his body was whipped with a whip, leaving his head and face covered with blood. Then he hung his bloody head at the gate of the city, and put up a yellow list, which read: "Su Qin was a big traitor and deserved to die.". The king of Qi always wanted to kill him, but he didn't think of any good way. Today, we are fortunate to have a righteous person to remove the harm for the people and to bring great joy to the people. The king of Qi ordered a reward of 1000 taels of gold, and asked the righteous to receive the reward. '
As soon as this list was published, some people were really hooked. Four people came to receive the reward, and they all insisted that Su Qin killed himself. So the soldiers invited them to the king of Qi. When the king of Qi saw the four of them, he was gnashing his teeth with hatred. However, he still asked seriously, "how do you divide the four of you in this thousand taels of gold?" they did not know that they had won the plan, but they were very happy and immediately replied, "it's easy to do, 1000 & divide; 4 = 250, each 250. '
When the king of Qi heard that they were still happily thinking about the reward, he was furious: "push these four two hundred and fifty out and cut them off!" these four people were killed for the dead. The real assassin, said to be a killer sent by the state of Qin, had already fled back to the state of Qin. Since then, people have left behind the saying of "250". People often use it to describe the fool, the fool and the people who are confused by wealth and sex. This version is also the most popular story of "250".
Once upon a time, there was a scholar who studied hard for the most part of his life in order to obtain fame. However, he was still hopeless and had no son. In his later years, the old scholar was finally disheartened and indifferent to fame and wealth. As a result, he was very happy with his wife. When the scholar recalled his success or failure in his life, he could not help feeling filled with emotion, so he named his two sons: "Chengshi" and "Baishi". From then on, scholars closed their doors at home and enjoyed themselves.
One day, the scholar told his wife, "I'm going to go shopping in the market. You can urge Erzi to write at home. The big one is 300 and the small is 200. "When the scholar came back from the fair, he asked the two sons how hard they had studied at home. His wife replied," I have written, but I haven't accomplished enough, and I've failed more than I have. On average, both of them are 250! "
It originated from the official name of Tang Dynasty
Jing Zhaoyin (similar to the mayor of Beijing today), who was the capital of the Tang Dynasty, was very powerful and had a huge honor guard when he went on patrol. In the front of the road for a small official was a member, the official name is' drink Dao Wu Bai '. When he opened the road, he held a long pole in his hand to drive the passer-by. Later, he said that wubai had been added to the ranks of the two. However, Chang'an people did not refer to them as two wubai. Instead, they said that they were collectively called wubai, so each of them was called "250". Because each of them held a long pole in their hands, they were also known as' two stalks'. Thus, two hundred and five and two stalks were handed down in this way. Today, two hundred and five and two stalks are synonyms for the reckless, rude and rude people.
From Tupai Jiu
It's from Tui Pai Jeou. Pai Gow is an old gambling instrument. There are two cards, the second board (four points) and one five (six points). These two cards together are ten points, which are called "dead ten" when pushing Pai nine. "Die ten" is the smallest point in Pai Gow. No one is bigger than it. It can't eat any cards. Therefore, the gamblers in the game use the abbreviation "two board five" to describe the useless person who can't do anything. As time goes by, the sound changes in the process of spreading, and "two boards and five" becomes "two hundred and five". Its meaning also turns to satirize the master who is clever, unreliable and has no brain.
Originated from the ancients' habit of making money
In ancient times, silver was divided into two parts. Generally, five hundred taels were used as "one envelope". It was wrapped in paper. It was a bit like that we like to wrap coins in a bag now. Five hundred taels is one letter, and two hundred fifty Liang is half. Because "half crazy" and "half crazy" are homonyms, so later people called them "two hundred and fifty.".
It comes from the theory of "banzhuzi"
This is still about money. Ancient coins are round and square inside, and there are square holes in the middle. Therefore, ancient coins are also called "brother Kong Fang". In order to carry conveniently, the ancients used a rope to string money from the hole. A thousand pieces were consistent, and later called a string. To the Qing Dynasty, a string is also known as a hanging. "Dream of Red Mansions" in Sister Feng said, Xiren month silver is 2 liang, Qingwen and other big girls monthly money is a hanging of money. A thousand money is called a crane, and a coin is also called a big son. 500 money is half a crane. If half a crane is not enough, it is a metaphor that one's mind is not enough. "Half of the half hanging" is "250", or 250 Wen eldest son. Nowadays, there is a saying of "half baked" in many places.
Once upon a time, there was a fool whose family was in decline. One day, he went to sell his heirloom's treasure, and the treasure was written as "258 taels of gold". When he sold it, someone bargained with him. He only gave 250 liang of gold. If he wanted 250 Liang, he sold 250 liang of gold. Many people laughed at him for missing 8 liang of gold, a fool. Since then, people have called the muddleheaded as "two hundred and five.".
In modern times, it is said that some people learn to sing the songs of the singer Wu Bai, but they can't learn it. People say he's half a five hundred at most.
In Zaozhuang, Weishan and Xuzhou dialects of Shandong Province, the meaning of "semi familiar" (pronounced as & lsquo; Banfu & rsquo;) means' two hundred and five '. Here, a fool or a person who does not speak properly, does not do things seriously, does things casually, and is good at making a foreign appearance, is called' semi familiar '(read as & lsquo; semi floating & rsquo;).
To sum up, the origins of "250" are really varied. However, '250' is not a very old word. Needless to say, Erya, Shuowen and Kangxi dictionary are not included. Even Ciyuan and Cihai are not found. Only the modern Chinese dictionary contains entries, but also does not indicate the source. Only a half bottle of vinegar is prompted. "Half a bottle of vinegar" comes from the Yuan Dynasty drama Sima Xiangru's notes on the bridge: "nowadays, ordinary people in the street read a few lines of books and chew words, and they call him" half bottle vinegar ". "Half a bottle of vinegar" means "half a bottle of vinegar is not satisfied, and half a bottle of vinegar is sloshing around". It is also referred to as "half a bottle of vinegar" which means "half a bottle of vinegar".
In earlier written records, Wu Jianren of the Qing Dynasty wrote the eighty third chapter of the strange present situation witnessed in 20 years (published in 1903-1905): "it turns out that he was not the most talented scholar in the south of the Yangtze River. He donated a 250 fellow intellectual and wandered around outside. It's also about money. Therefore, from the perspective of analysis, it can be inferred that the word '250' probably originated in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. As for the "banzhuzi", it may have been earlier.