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Jester It is a term that has its origin in the Italian language. The concept allows naming a character similar to a clown whose purpose is to provoke laughter and entertain the public.

In ancient times, jesters had the function of liven up the days of monarchs . The jester appealed to jokes and jokes of all kinds with the intention of providing entertainment. That is why his presence was habitual in courtly events.

Jesters, anyway, used to be people with physical abnormalities , so they caused laughter from their body and their gestures, beyond what they expressed in their routines. It could be said that, on many occasions, Kings they laughed at the jesters, and not at their actions.

Today, the notion is not used too much. The character dedicated to cheering parties and developing comic shows is called clown . Jester, on the other hand, is used as adjective to qualify that person who usually causes grace , whether on purpose or without intention.

For example: “If you want to get a job, you have to behave seriously in interviews: nobody wants to hire a jester”, "The actor expressed his intentions to work on a dramatic film, as he intends to prove that he is more than a jester", "Don't be a jester, take off that mask and go back to class".

Another use of the jester concept that recognizes the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) is associated with the idea of peddler . A peddler is a person who markets merchandise informally and without a fixed space, which in some countries is known as peddler .

For the geology, the jester is a formation that is found in beach areas. It is a crack that acts as chimney which opens on cliffs and is linked to sea chasms (cavities that connect to the outside through ducts or vertical wells or on steep slopes and that arise from karst erosion, that is, by chemical weathering).

As it happens with others formations Natural, the jester attracts many people for offering a truly impressive picture and a show when the sea water comes out strongly towards the surface, as if it were a cold water geyser. For this expulsion to happen, it is necessary that the sea is at high tide (or high tide), that is, that the water has reached its maximum height in the tidal cycle; at that time, if the water strongly impacts a cliff that has a jester, then it will come out strongly emitting a very particular sound.

Saying sound It resembles snort, a peculiar noise that certain animals make when they are angry, and from that term derives the name jester in this case, unlike their other meanings. It is worth mentioning that the snort of the jester can be heard many kilometers away.

Jester formation occurs because of the constant erosion of the sea water against karst reliefs, mainly limestone cliffs, which bore down the lower part once it enters the weakest points and begins to dissolve the limestone while forming caves and galleries whose outward extension can reach 100 meters.

It is interesting to note that jesters usually form in groups, although each one has a power different. Regarding their specific location, they are very common on the eastern coast of Asturias, in Spain, due to their geological characteristics such as perpendicular fractures to the sea and limestone materials of the Paleozoic. Among the most famous jesters are those of Pría, Santiuste and Arenillas.

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