Sometimes I wonder about what words or sayings really mean. Like where did “monkey in a barrel come from” or “let the cat out of the bag”? In the first place nobody should be putting a cat in a bag in the first place.
And then there’s odd names for items such a prairie strawberries which means pinto beans or grass widow means a woman who’s been divorced. Or one of my favorites gator case which is a carrying case for a variety of musical instruments.