ASK A QUESTION A to Z - Profesiones realmente raras o en visos de extinguirse
A to Z - Profesiones realmente raras o en visos de extinguirse
A little birdie passed on this idea to me which I hope you will enjoy.
The game is to follow alphabetically naming jobs that are now defunct or at least very rare. And mention the country where you can still find this job!! (unless they are totally extinct of course, lol)
Game rules :
Post your comments/titles/captions both in Spanish and English and vote for the ones you like.
Follow in alphabetical order
Don't forget to click on NEWEST to see the last letter.
It would be nice if also post a PICTURE of someone doing the job or if you can't find one then a picture at least of something that the job involves, eg a tool or a finished job etc.
NB: Be on the lookout for any job which doesn't fit the criteria - anyone who names such jobs (waiter, teacher, etc etc) will merit being sent straight to the dunce corner so watch out!
Posts which are not corrected as suggested can NOT be "accepted".
I (with a little help from a friend, lol) will start us off with:
Afilador - Knife Sharpener
Torrero - lighthouse keeper
Soda tirón - Soda jerk.
Had to laugh, the definition started off: Soda jerk was a person etc,
They grew up to be bartenders, I suspect.
EDIT: Thank you Gekko. You really didn't have to tell everybody I screwed up.
Oh well, it looked official to me!
Soda tirón From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre Jump to: navigation , search Saltar a navegación , búsqueda
Soda jerk passing ice cream soda between two soda fountains in 1936. Soda hielo idiota que pasa crema soda entre dos fuentes de soda en 1936. A soda jerk (or soda jerker [ 1 ] ) was a person — typically a youth — who operated the soda fountain in a drugstore . [ 2 ] The term refers to the person who made an ice cream soda .
Una lata de refresco tirón (o soda Jerker  ) era una persona - normalmente un joven - que operaba la fuente de soda en una farmacia .  El término se refiere a la persona que hizo un refresco helado . This was made by putting flavored syrup into a specially designed tall glass, adding carbonated water and, finally, one or two scoops of ice cream . Esto fue a través de jarabe de sabor a una altura de vidrio especialmente diseñada, la adición de agua con gas y, por último, una o dos cucharadas de helado . The result was served with a long-handled spoon, most commonly known as a "soda spoon", and straws. El resultado fue servido con una larga cuchara de manipulados, más comúnmente conocida como una cuchara de refresco ", y sorbetes. The name soda jerk came from the jerking action the server would use on the soda fountain handle when adding the soda water, [ 3 ] and not the temperament of the server. La soda jerk nombre vino de la acción de tracción en el servidor que uso en la fuente de soda manejar al agregar el agua de soda,  y no el temperamento del servidor. ( cf. jerk ) ( cf. tirón )
Racker - The Netherlands (profession doesn't exist anymore, happily)
It's someone who used to do the 'dirty work' for the police. Also a 'racker' would help the executioner. The racker would especially assist with interrogations of suspects. What they would do is mainly torment the suspects. In The Netherlands if a person behaves badly, you can call them a 'rakker' which isn't cursing, but it isn't good either.
If this isn't a good history fact, I don't know what is haha! ;D
Portero - gatekeeper:
another one that's used to be a real job: Pan pesador - bread weigher: (The Netherlands)
government appointees, who had the task to check the weigh of the bread from the bakers.
Político Honesto - Honest Politician
Oráculo - Oracle
nobleza = nobility
Few societies recognize a class of nobles.
Pocas sociedades reconocen una clase de nobles.
monja = nun....getting rarer and rarer
Mamporrero - horse breeding assistant.
I will most categorically not post a picture of this here - you can look it up if you still can't figure out what this is exactly - but it is definitely one weird profession whose practice I'd never confess!
Since we sort of got stuck on "L" (I think Late cheated a wee bit by posting an English word ), here's another "L":
Limpiabotas - Shoe shiner. Ok, it's not that unusual a profession, but it is in decline.
Kaiser - Káiser
Justiciero - Avenger
Ingeniero de máquina de vapor
Steam Engine Engineer
Herrero Tradicional - Traditional Blacksmith