June 13, 2012
The term “peon,” used to describe a person who toils at menial tasks, comes from the Spanish “peón,” meaning an unskilled farm worker.
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The Frankish King Charlemagne (747ish AD – 814), was believed to be about 6’ 4 inches tall. His father was known as Pepin the Short.
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