The concept of can refers to the tin. This is the name of a sheet from steel or iron which has both sides dipped in tin.
In this case, we have to say that the etymological origin of the word is found in Latin. Specifically derived from “latta”.
Can also be called container made of tinplate or aluminum. These containers are generally used to store different types of preserves or drinks, although they can also be saved paintings, varnishes and other substances.
Cans offer several advantages for the storage of food products. They are hermetic (thus preventing the content from being contaminated) and very light, they protect against light and they are resistant. As they are made with aluminum or tin, they can also be recycled.
The oil; the fruits and the canned fish; and the ketchup are some of the edibles that are marketed in cans. The carbonated drinks (known as soda or soft drinks) and the beer, meanwhile, are among the drinks that are preserved and sold in cans.
There are many foods for sale in cans and it is because it is considered that this way of presenting them brings advantages such as that they do not need cold, that they have a long expiration date, which allows you to eat products quickly and healthily, that take up very little space and even that weigh very little. Not to mention that it keeps food in perfect condition for a long time.
By featuring stamped logos and brands, it is easy to identify each can with the corresponding product. This decoration of the containers even makes them become a collector’s item. At certain times, such as the Christmas season or during a sporting event, there are Business that launch special editions of their cans.
In colloquial language, on the other hand, a can is referred to as a chat or a dissertation that is boring or tedious and something that causes annoyance. For instance: “It’s a drag that we have to get up so early”, “Sorry if I bothered you, maybe you were in a hurry …”, “What a can! I’m sick of all this, I want to go home “.
Precisely in relation to this meaning we have to establish that there is a well-known song that revolves around the word can. We are referring to the single “It’s a can to work”, which was popularized by the voice of the singer Luis Aguilé. This song begins like this: “It is a pain to work, every day you have to get up.”
Taking into account the different meanings that we have exposed that the word in question has, we can determine that terms such as tabarra, tostón, annoyance, heaviness, monserga, tinplate, plate or container can act as synonyms for it.
However, we cannot ignore that Lata is also a woman’s name. A good example of her is the singer Lata Mangeshkar (1929). This is a singer of Indian origin who is also well known in her country for having been one of the best musical benders in Bollywood movies.