11 May 2010

Question of the Day - 11 May 2010

From which country does the word boycott come?

De quel pays le mot boycott vient-il?

1 comment:

Dáithaí C said...

Oireland!
The word boycott entered the English language during the Irish "Land War" and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Boycott, the estate agent of an absentee landlord, the Earl Erne, on Achill Island in County Mayo, Ireland, who was subject to social ostracism organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.

"Captain Boycott" was also a 1947 Movie starring Stewart Grainger