Here's what I've come to expect from Online Etymology Dictionary, which calls itself "a map of the wheel- ruts of modern English" and which counts among its sources the Oxford English Dictionary (second edition) and Holthauzen's Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Englischen Sprache:
- An authoritative analysis of word origins
- An objective, academic, rather staid writing style
- An even-handed approach to the many varieties of English used throughout the world.
Which is to say, I was startled to come across this partisan entry:
see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.