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Word of the Week--"cardigan"
Definition----a sweater or knitted jacket with long sleeves, no collar, and that opens down the front.
 
 
Discussion--The heat of the summer in the northern hemisphere, seems an odd time to think of cardigans. Still on an occasional cool day or night it is nice to have a cardigan handy. Interestingly, this term for the innocuous sounding sweater of Ozzie Nelson fame comes from a fighting English Earl. 

Etymology--Cardigan has became a general term for the garment worn by Brudenell the Earl of Cardigan (1797 to 1868) in the charge of the Light Brigade.

The term has also migrated to the languages shown below.

   Foreign Translations
Dutch:  cardigan (de)
French:  cardigan (m), gilet (m)
Italian:  cardigan
Spanish:  cárdigan

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