Dairies are where deys knead dough

Just as a rookery is where rooks are, and a nunnery is where nuns are, so apparently, the word "dairy" means "where deys are." And a "dey" is an old word meaning a female servant – originally, someone who kneads dough – dey, dough, see. Although the meaning has obviously shifted a bit.

Oh, and lady comes from "loaf-dey", or loaf-kneader. Interesting, eh?

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