So why do we call piggy banks "Piggy Banks"?
🐷A common word for a pot used for storage in the 15th Century was “pygg”, as in “salt pig”.
🐷Over 600 years ago people stored their savings in an old pot.
🐷The pot was a closed pot with no lid, or gap that a hand could dip into. If you needed the money you had to SMASH the pig!
🐷Around the same time potters, who noticed the similarities in the shape of a pygg pot and a pig rolling in mud, began shaping the saving jar into the shape of a pig. This became a trend.
THERE ARE THREE LITTLE LES PAPILLONS LOOKING FOR THEIR HOME. HEAD OVER TO THE CROCKERY SECTION 🐷