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Peasant Shoe Uprising

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RAY: During the 19th century, disgruntled French peasants would go into the fields of the landlords -- these are peasants that worked the fields and grew the crops -- and would trample said crops to show their discontent or disdain with the way they were being treated by these landlords. And they would trample the crops wearing their wooden peasant shoes.

TOM: Wow.

RAY: Out of this behavior, a new word was born, and, of course, has entered not just the French vocabulary, but the English vocabulary as well and is a very common word. A word that you could hear everyday.

TOM: I know the answer. Cabernet sauvignon.

RAY: Nice try. What is this word?

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