$128 question

Edition: February 2010 - Vol 18 Number 02
Article#: 3393
Author: Repertoire







In every issue, Repertoire asks a “$128 Question.” We’ll award $128 to the winner.

(See submission details below.)

In December we asked:

What does the word “sabotage” come from?

Answer:

According to wordorigins.org – “Sabotage comes from the French saboter and ultimately from sabot. A sabot is a wooden shoe. The French saboter means to make a noise with sabot, to tramp on, to destroy, especially a piece of music. Around the beginning of the 20th century, the French word began to be applied to the willful destruction of machinery in labor disputes. It is this sense that transferred to English.”

Congratulations Mary Jo Cligrow, Owens & Minor

THIS MONTH’S QUESTION:

Who was the only U.S. president to lead an army in the field, while in office?


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