Friday, August 10, 2018

Fact of the Day: French Wings

The origins of the political term "left-wing" and "right-wing" come from the French general assembly during the French Revolution. Those who supported the absolute monarchy generally sat on the right, while those who opposed it sat on the left. 

14 comments:

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

Of course..now~a~days days we have middle
of the road supporters..their best 'left'
outside 'right'...! :).

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

Had no idea that this is where those expressions came from! Awesome!

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Bob Bushell said...

Stay on the left.

Pat Hatt said...

Guess we need more in the middle

Moving with Mitchell said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

wow, I never knew that!!

RO said...

That's pretty interesting, and never knew those terms went back that far in history! Hugs and Happy Friday! RO

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another fascinating fact!

Emmylou said...

I think I actually learned this in History class!

Fundy Blue said...

I think it’s your birthday, so happy birthday, my friend! I hope you and Daisy have fun celebrating it. I’m offline for a while longer, having left my computer at airport security in Halifax. Duh. You’re my first visit to a blog using my iPhone. Nothing like a new challenge. Wishing you all the best in your new year: health, happiness, fulfillment, and love. This is Fundy Blue/Louise btw

Fundy Blue said...

Guess my phone figured out who I am. LOL

Kirk said...

That's interesting. So it has nothing to do with birds after all.

Huggybear said...

I prefer the Centralists - right down the middle of the extreme lefts and rights and in the USA you have the extreme right now.
I wonder when your looney lot will be stretching their right arms out and screeching "HEIL DONALD" ???

Poor old Turkey is now the subject of the madman's ire!
The USA will be friendless by the end of the year as "Herr / Comrade Turnip Top" will have run out of countries to alienate/insult.
I wonder how many Yanks still are game enough to wear a red Trump Cap overseas???????? None to be seen here in Australia. Maybe customs at airports etc take them off stupid wearers so as to save police having extra work to do. ha ha!
Cheers
Colin

Martha said...

I had no idea. Very interesting!