Modernity

I have this theory that the closer we get to modernity, the more similar French and English farmwords.

Rake ::  Râteau

Pitchfork ::  Fourchette
A side note, I really like wikipedia’s cultural definition of the pitchfork:
“The pitchfork has frequently been used as a weapon by those who couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to more expensive weapons such as swords, or, later, guns. As a result, pitchforks are stereotypically carried by angry mobs or gangs of enraged peasants.”

Tractor ::  Tracteur

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