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Popefigland

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An island inhabited by the Gaillardets (French, gaillard, gay people), rich and free, till, being shown one day the pope’s image, they exclaimed, “A fig for the pope!” where-upon the whole island was put to the sword. Its name was then changed to Popefigland, and the people were called Popefigs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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