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Etymology of vagabondage

Taken to task by a reader over the complicated etymology of vagabondage, I realise the need for another post on the subject. In an earlier post I referred to the cirujas of Buenos Aires, otherwise known as cartoneros,… Read More

A Vagabond

The gentleman depicted here is a vagabond, from the Latin vagari, to wander. In English the term has almost disappeared in its original sense, although a quick internet search identifies the popularity of the term to help sell… Read More