Wednesday WOLF - Mortgage


I've got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I'd share some of this random crap with you in the form of another acronym-ific series. I give you - Word Origins from Left Field - that's right, the WOLF Er... ignore the fact that the "from" doesn't fit.

Did you know that the word mortgage is from the French, literally meaning death pledge? I don’t know if this means that you’re not expected to own your house until you’re nearly dead, or if your bank can collect payments in the after life, but I would definitely check the fine print, just in case.

This makes me very curious about what student loans translates to in French…