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The origin of "freelance"

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ivanhoe, May 12, 2017.

  1. Ivanhoe

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    The word "freelance" has always inspired me, although I had no idea why. Now that I'm a freelancer, I thought I'd do a little etymology to learn the origins of this rousing word.

    Since I've long been a fan of Sir Walter Scott, I was delighted to find that he's apparently the fellow that coined the term:

    "I offered Richard the service of my Free Lances, and he refused them... thanks to the bustling times, a man of action will always find employment." -Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
    I'm not sure if this tidbit will inspire you, but it gets me revved up.
    That a person of action will always find employment is a time-tested truism. And while the pen was once mightier than the sword, us "free lances" know that the keyboard is more powerful than the spear.
    That's straight from Ivanhoe.


     
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    Welcome to LanceBase Forum, @Ivanhoe!
     
  3. Ivanhoe

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    Thank you!
     
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    Wowa thank you man! Welcome to the forum
     

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