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#113131 - 10/04/03 04:47 PM I'm a peasant!?  
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For obvious reasons, Gurunet's word of the day caught my eye: Jacquerie.
Jacˇqueˇrie (zhä-krē')
n.

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.]

jackˇet

[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 šakk, mailcoat).]

Jack
[From the name Jack, from Middle English Jakke, possibly from Old French Jacques, from Late Latin Iacōbus. See Jacob.

Jacob
[Late Latin Iacōbus, from Greek Iakōb, from Hebrew ya‘ăqōb, (God) has protected.]





#113132 - 10/04/03 05:05 PM Re: I'm a peasant!?  
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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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