I've got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I'd share some of this random crap with you in the form of another acronym-ific series. I give you - Word Origins from Left Field - that's right, the WOLF (oh, how clever is she? She made an acronym out of her agency's name!) Er... ignore the fact that the "from" doesn't fit.
Today we're going to talk about crime. I haven't done anything wrong, I swear.
Back in the day (in this case "the day" is the late 1800's) Allan Pinkerton opened private investigator firm called Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Their logo was an eye with the motto "We Never Sleep." And if that's not intimidating, then you're a dumb criminal.
Pinkerton's detective's were so good that they became known simply as Eyes, thus they were private eyes.