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Pol­lo and Pool

We have al­ready dis­cussed how pol­lo (Span­ish for chick­en) and poul­try are re­lat­ed. But it gets more in­ter­est­ing!

From the same root is al­so… pool. Yes, pool! How so?

Well, in me­dieval France, they used to play the jeu de la poule, the game of the chick­en. Every­one would pool their mon­ey to­geth­er, and throw stones at the chick­en to see it run in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion each time, a bit like how you… play pool to­day! Yes, this is where the game pool comes from!


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