First usage took place in early 17th century England. During the Black Plague many people would be referred to as "under the buggy" or "under the horse". Evolving to present day we now use the more present term "car".
Etymology: Under, from the German word Unter or Untersglagen literally meaning the physical presence of one being underneath another object. The, from the Japanese word ザ or やその他のためにと literally meaning having the resemblance of a preword or explanatory vowel. Car, from the Catalan word cotxe meaning a form of motorized transportation.
- I'm under the car, I could really use a steak right now.