Beverley McCulloch

Beverley McCulloch is Archivist for the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The origin of wayzgoose

According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the wayzgoose was originally an entertainment given by a master-printer to his workmen to mark the beginning of the season of working by candlelight. In later use, it meant an annual festivity held in summer by the employees of a printing establishment, consisting of a dinner and (usually) […]

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