While it would be fun to actually look up and know why freelancers are called such, I chose to envision days of yore when mounted jousters would roam the land, freely, offering their skills at lancing to entertain and earn coin.
@viciousviscosity i... you're actually pretty close tbh.
@Keltoi Oh, thats kinda cool; rarely is anything I fantastically dream up any more anywhere on the map near close. 🙃
@viciousviscosity Yep! it was coined in the 1800s probably (based on confirmed useage) but to refer to the idea of middle-ages mercenaries who werent sworn to one lord or another, thus, a free lance.
@Keltoi Very cool info, thank you for sharing. 😃
If you're a fan of Japanese culture, _Ronin_ is what they call those Samurai mercenaries, not sworn to any Lord from their feudal period, 1100-1800.
@GOwin @viciousviscosity Im aware of Ronin, freelance was pertaining to medieval british culture, given the sources, for context
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