And did you know that pottery doesn’t come from a factory either, at least not where I come from which is the traditional home of the British commercial ceramics industry. Pottery is made in potbanks. Don’t ask me why.
And on the subject of words, here’s a little mystery brought up by Chief Inspector Mayo in the TV series:
Those who select are called selectors; those who elect are called electors; those who prospect are called prospectors. So why are those who detect called detectives?