My October sojourn to Salem, Massachusetts was educational as well as recreational. I took an evening tour filled with interesting facts, but there was one particular nugget of information that stuck with me. I always thought witches were females, and warlocks their male counterparts. Not so, according to our tour guide.
Both males and females can be witches. Warlocks were witches who for whatever reason broke away or were cast out of their coven. These are the bad guys (and girls).
So there you have it, a bit of trivia to impress your friends or bore strangers.