Sheath It is a concept that comes from vagina, a Latin language word. The term is used in different contexts , with different meanings.
A pod can be the sheath that protects a weapon , especially a White weapon . That is why the action of taking the weapon, removing it from the sheath, is known as unsheathe . For example: "Keep your knife in the sheath, there is no danger here", “My uncle gave me a leather sheath for the dagger”, "The man kept his right hand on the sheath for long minutes, always ready to unsheathe if the situation warranted him".
The sheath can be made with metal , leather or wood , among others materials . The weapon blade is introduced through the curb (also known as throat). When the sheath is made of a material that can be damaged by the tip of the weapon, an additional, more solid protection is added at its end.
It should be noted that the element that allows wrap gunpowder and bullets in the same space It is also called pod. Thus, when a firearm is fired, it ejects the projectile with great force and the bullet sheath falls. If a group of investigators find three pods in a room in a house where a crime has occurred, they may assume that three shots were fired with a firearm.
In the field of botany On the other hand, it is called the pod shell that encloses certain seeds or the leaf or petiole sector that widens : "Last night I ate a whole bag of peanuts with pods", "To make this cake use a vanilla bean".
There are many vegetables of pod, and are characterized by having low calories and high nutritional value. Some of the best known and used in the kitchen are the following: flat green beans; green beans Malaga; Kenya Haricot; broad beans; green peas; tirabeques
In some countries Central American, finally, pod is a situation or an annoying person : “I can't stand this pod anymore: we better leave this place”.
Colombia is the country in which the term pod is most used, and does not have a meaning defined but it is used to mention any object or situation of which we have forgotten the name . It is a real crutch that assists Colombians in their daily speech to avoid the necessary seconds to find those slippery word. Something similar occurs in other countries with words of doubtful origin, such as being "expensive."
While in Colombia it is common to find sentences such as "I don't know where I left that pod" or "Did you get the pod I told you?", in Argentina it is not uncommon to hear "Yes, I need the stuff to take it apart" or "I'm still looking for the thing".
It is worth mentioning that Colombians do not always resort to the word pod when they do not find the right one; on the contrary, they often use it to speak in code if they find themselves in front of someone they don't want to share with information ; For example, if a person is chatting with a co-worker and wants to refer to his plans to resign, but in the same office his boss is, he may well say "In the end I will continue with the pod that I told you".
On the other hand, there is also the expression sheath to someone, what does it mean scold him or try to humiliate it indirectly, situations that are usually aimed at children and adults, respectively.
As it happens in other parts of the world with different words is that the comfort that "sheath" offers Colombians has another face, one that impoverishes the language and decreases the need to think carefully before speaking.