Sunday, May 31, 2009

Odd Victorian Factoid #22

Odd Victorian Factoid#22: The word Boycott comes from Captain Charles Boycott who, in the 1870's, refused to give his Irish tenants a reduction in rent. So laborers and shops refused to work with him. They Boycotted him! His crops were harvested by volunteers from the north who worked under the protection of 900 soldiers.


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