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The thought of the mascot came to America by way of a nonclassical French opera from the 1880s called La Mascotte. The opera is quick a low-spirited-on-his luck farmer who’s visited by a girl named Bettina; as shortly as she appears, the farmer's crops commencement doing cured and his organism turns around. The word "mascotte" is a pretend on the Gallic
slang word "masco," ungenerousing "witch."
Hence, "mascotte" (or the anglicized "mascot") came to stingy a causal agent or factor
that brings advantageous luck.

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