Word of the Day

colonus
noun:
1: farmer
2. colonist, colonial, inhabitant

Came across this while reading about the Roman empire.  A colonus was essentially a serf.  Free, but tied to the land and could not travel.  Colo is apparently root for cultivate, till.  Which makes it obvious why colonies were called what they were.

I bet you thought it was going to be about the colon.  Now, how is the root colo and colon related?  In politics, where politician cultivate a lot of shit.  Maybe they could be called … colonicians?

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