In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Like the jester at a medieval court whose caperings and quips recalled the king to sanity, he aimed only to remind the world of its duty.
- The gray-furred Child laughed, cavorting around the confused guards like a court jester in a medieval kingdom.
- Adamson's Feste sings well and impresses as a talented professional court jester, but misses the deeper, darker tones of the part.
- Being mad as a porphyric hatter, evidently, monarchy just went along with those jolly court jesters, and then damned the resulting tea party.
- The character has a variety of origins, from the medieval court jester to the licensed clown of the Feast of Fools.
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