Where did the word "chauvinism" come from?
Got this in my Quote of the Day today - interesting!
Did you know...
... that today is Chauvin Day? This day honors Nicholas Chauvin, a soldier so blindly devoted to Emperor Napoleon that his name became a word: "chauvinism," which in its original and primary meaning, is an exaggerated, bellicose patriotism and a belligerent belief in national superiority and glory. Napoleon was born on this date in 1769.
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