How Did the Word “Bully” Originate and Why Does it Have Both Good and Bad Connotations?
I don't truly know where the word bully originated, but if I were to take an educated guess, it might have to do with a metaphoric interpretation of a bull. Bulls are known as aggressive animals that rear their ugly horns. Hence a bully, someone who aggressively tries to dominate another and get in their face.
I'm not aware of bully having any good connotations, but in the Eastern side of the world a bull is viewed as a sacred animal, while in the West the bull is often associated with the devil.
it's such a babyish term. they should just call bullies "weak" and let it go there.
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