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Peasant or Pheasant :



When I visited the former Soviet Union I was astonished to learn that farmworkers were still called “peasants” there.


In English-speaking countries we tend to think of the term as belonging strictly to the feudal era.


However you use it, don’t confuse it with “pheasant,” a favorite game bird.


Use the sound of the beginning consonants to remind you of the difference.


Pheasants are food.


Peasants are people.


























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