The Transliteration Culprit
First, Let's talk about the origin of the word SIR. ☺
Well, for that matter let's discuss how Titles originated. Since, recently I've notice how Titles were given sporadically or to be more accurate how vocabularies evolve dramatically and some get lost in translation as communication speed up faster than my internet connection. Sometimes misunderstanding happens between the Techie, the Geeks, The Old Schools, The Vets, The Newbies, so on and so forth.... and it's not Good to your Health if you can't understand the Generics of the Term the younger generation gives to you.... You will argue on a useless point without realizing you are basically saying the same thing only in different Title or Signs.
Oh yes, how many times I've tried to point out to little children that Anime is basically Cartoons. and your Lolo and Lola's call them Kenkoy.Well for Formality it is Animated Pictures.
I'm not relying here on Google and wikipedia but from my capacity and may not be able to discuss all but simply to give you an overview base on my personal
observation , hopefully to avoid animosity because base on my experience, I can not Google these terms, for they are more often Localized and obviously still subject for future definition....and of course I do not want to appear uninformed especially when you are in the middle of a heated debate.
Now, I am someone from the Bagets generation. I've seen how the world turns from Black and White into High Defenitons. I've seen various versions of Tarzans thru out the years, and I'm not that unaware that both the Disney version and Tarzan X had sexual content. Hahaha.
As I was saying, I think at least, I know a couple of things between The Oldies, the Yuppies, the in-between and The Current generation when it comes to Dictionary evolutions. I can define to you Ilustrados, Felibustero, Jeffrox Hippies, Funkista, Gamol, Hokage, Bae, etc....
I don't know how you would like to call your Era but some call this as Generation X.
During Ancient time, when Kingdoms and Caste rule the Earth, Titles or Addresses were given not to degrade a person but more often to elevate a person's status. For honor and to destiguish him or her from the rest of the crowd. Like you would begin to say, His Excellency Hon. Rodrigo Duterte, if you are task to introduce the Prexy of our motherland. It was only very recent when respectful Titles became an insult Like Querida which is a Spanish of Beloved became to be "The other woman", Likewise, Mistress, Hostess, and GRO. These were respectable Label until modern translator came.
A Newbies don't want to be called as a Noob, but it both came from the same root word.... New or Neo...it is safe to call today a Neophyte as a Newbie but never a Noob
because it implies to a stupid first timer.
Like in the Art scene there's the word Mamaw from Halimaw. Halimaw of course means Monster but when the transliteration was re-invented by creative people, it became Title given to an Expert Artist or someone whose level of craftmanship was beyond normal human beings...thus, he is indeed unhuman, alien or truly is a monster by artistic standard, almost similar to a Maestro....but more often used by contemporaries. Also
Master and Maestro has separated it's meaning but both originally means a Teacher, or a Sensei, someone who is expert in a specific area of skills and knowledge. Other culture though has that distinction for Master and Servant. Thus, it is a Teacher and Student relationship. You Serve as an Apprentice to your Master to Learn from Him. It turns into a Slavery as time goes by....
So the word Master has became Too forceful it has to be Revise to a more accepted Term. A Teacher, is a person who Teach and a Student is someone who Study under him. Business has to scratch the term too, so they call themselves Employer and Employee.
Words changes its meaning most of the time when it crosses bounderies or when transliteration happened. Christ or Messiah originally means Savior...to Ancient Hebrew it implies to a Coming King....but obviously today you wouldn't call any person who save you as Christ. He can be a Hero but not a SuperHero like Christ. Still not accepted right?
Maid came from Maiden....The feminine version of the Master and Servant. These Maiden are under the tutelage of their Mistress how to be fine housewife someday. To learn house chores so they became the origin of Maids....which we now call in Filipino not as Katulong anymore but Kasambahay. But Maiden are not the Geisha of Japan, train into an art of becoming a perfect wife....or someone that can fully satisfy the Male needs.
Now how about the word Sir...it seems to me this came more likely from the Russian Tsar, Czar, or King. Which the Anglo-saxons pronounces as Sire. But all I know
a Sir was a Title given to an Esquire who has achieved Knighthood.... recently we have Sir Elton John and yes even Mr. Bean, Sir Rowan Atkins. The title Sir given to a Knight has evolve from a Defender of the Crown but now for their Excellent achievement and glory given for their Kingdom. Therefor a Sir is an Officer, A gentleman, like a Knight in shining armor.
Some words also came from Religious titles. Like Angels
Idols were Icons which is someone you Idolizes and you're a Fan of that person. Idols were compared to Stars, shining up there in the Limelights. In the Heavens of Hollywood. Bow to their glory Oh Ye Club of Fanatics. ☺
Titles are Signs and Symbols that ruled the world. The Anti-Christ will came this way...with a Title, the Sign of the Beast. His name is 666. I wonder what Title shall they will invent for the over-all Leader of the world? Anyway....I'm getting off track again...
Words changes meaning slowly like I've been noticing the younger generation now understood EPIC to mean failed or failure. Vocabulary is a very rich topic to talk about as The Ninja move.....