Lord and Lady

More trivia interesting to only me.

The word ‘lord’ is derived from the Old English hlaford, meaning ‘keeper of the bread’, i.e. master of the household. ‘Lady’ comes from hlaefdigge, meaning ‘kneader of the dough’ – equivilent to ‘second most important person’.

(From Food in History – by Reay Tannahill)


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