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#113131 - 10/04/03 12:47 PM I'm a peasant!?
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
For obvious reasons, Gurunet's word of the day caught my eye: Jacquerie.
1. The uprising of the French peasants against the nobility in 1358.
2. jacquerie A peasant revolt, especially a very bloody one.
[French, from Old French jacquerie, peasantry, from jacques, peasant. See jacket.]
[Middle English jaket, from Old French jaquet, diminutive of jaque, short jacket, tunic, from jacques, nickname for French peasants (from the name Jacques; see jack) or from Old Catalan jaco (perhaps from Arabic akk, mailcoat).]
[From the name Jack, from Middle English Jakke, possibly from Old French Jacques, from Late Latin Iacōbus. See Jacob.
[Late Latin Iacōbus, from Greek Iakōb, from Hebrew yaăqōb, (God) has protected.]
#113132 - 10/04/03 01:05 PM Re: I'm a peasant!?
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
And (God) has protected you (and all of us fellow peasants) by letting us have mind enough to sew jackets to keep us warm in winter.
I get it.
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