Google “fencing” and you’ll get results that look like this:
- “Top Notch Temporary Fencers”
- “Fence Builders Inc.”
- “The Best 10 Fences and Gates”
Obviously these results aren’t related to the kind of fencing that we all know and love, but rather to tall structures that enclose an outdoor area. When you think about it, it’s odd that these two very different things – swords and enclosures – have the same name.
Even fencers who have been fencing for years often don’t realize the origin of the term “fencing”, and the story of how the word came about is a fascinating one to say the least.