The picnic as we know it in the United States is probably not a new concept, although the term “picnic” didn’t make it to the country until sometime in the 19th century. It is derived from the French term, “pique-nique,” although it likely took many years of regular usage for the French to accept the word into dictionaries.

Andrew Scott Pyle is a writer with a Ph.D. in French. He...

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