Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Pedigree of Pedigree

The world "pedigree" comes from the french "pied de grue," as branching family tree diagrams were thought to resemble a crane's foot

The English surname Pettigrew has the same origin as pedigree. Harry Potter fans might recall that Peter Pettigrew took care of Voldmort (the devil himself) and that he later hid himself as Ron's rat, Scabbers.

Darwin's Tree of Life,

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