Most of us are unaware of the interesting emergence story of this mold that has become a rosewood to our tongue. Let's take a time trip to 1800's Istanbul and learn how Dingo's barn statement has settled into our language.
Calendars 3 September While presenting 1872, Istanbul residents meet a brand new means of transport that they have never seen before: “horse-drawn tram”.
This transportation vehicle started to be used in New York in 1832 for the first time and spread to Paris and then to all European countries in 1850. Of course, it would take forty years for the horse-drawn tram to enter Ottoman territory after it was invented.
The fact that the people of Istanbul started to use a horse-drawn tram is almost a harbinger of a revolution; because there is an inexpensive alternative to the means of transportation such as the throne of revan, awning cart and carriage, which are used only by those with high financial status.
The horse-drawn tram, which starts to run every 06.30 minute between 19.20 and 20 hours on the Azapkapı-Ortaköy line, becomes the preferred means of transportation for everyone in a short time and new lines are added to the city after the opening of the first line, Azapkapı-Ortaköy line.
As the horses pulling the tram on the Şişhane slope become almost exhausted, the horses are rested in the barn in Taksim in order not to interrupt the tram services.
Tired horses are left to rest in the barn, tram ride continues with new horses and this cycle continues in this way continuously. The barn where the horses are kept is near the place where the French Consulate is today and is run by a Greek citizen named Dingo.
Dingo's stable is one of the most used stables due to the activity of Şişhane-Kurtuluş line. However, Dingo is a bit reckless, and because he drinks a lot, his head is not very well.
Since it is not clear who has entered and left this stable, whose records are not kept regularly, the noise of the fight will not be missing. Thus, Dingo's famous idiom falls on the language of the people, and since that day it has settled in our language as a phrase describing places in crowds and chaos.