What Makes A Grade School Lesson? Essay

1142 Words Apr 20th, 2015 5 Pages
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word humble as, “Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.” Or “Of low social, administrative, or political rank.” This of course is a very generic social term of an adjective there is more to this word than meets the eye. Sometimes even being used as a verb, “To lower (someone) in dignity or importance.” However, it’s only found on a societal level, but also in various religions, philosophical ideals, cultures, and criticism around the world. Originating in Latin as “Humus” meaning grounded the word transformed into “Humilis” over time to mean low or lowly, we then get to the Old French derivative we all know today “Humble”. Many terms have been made from this word from humble pie to humility and even humbler, commonly used as a BDSM term for a physical restraint that prevents leg straightening. Making what once was a grade school lesson into something more complex than a simple word. In fact you will even find upon further research how influential a simple virtue can get. Welcome to the City of Humble, Texas! A suburb of Houston in Harris County with a population of fifteen thousand one hundred thirty-three people we can assume everyone here gets their humble pie and eats it too. Or what about The Humble Pie Store in Denver, Colorado. A little bakery serving up custom pies at your convenience. We can hope this is a reference to the 1969 band Humble Pie and if not you can feel humble in knowing the…

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