[Tagging] shop=marine RFC

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 12:41:29 UTC 2016

Andy, as I said, the term is a bit old fashioned. I came across that
derivation of the English surname Chandler when I was doing genealogy and
it stuck with me.


I have no idea what a modern candlemaker might be called LOL

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 7:19 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14/03/2016 11:48, Richard wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 07:20:46AM +0000, Malcolm Herring wrote:
>>> The common name for such shops is "chandler". This is more specific to
>>> the
>>> type of shop you want to tag. "marine" is too broad a term
>> this meaning is not even in wiktionary. How many of those shops
>> would even know they are called chandler?
> It is - read https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chandler again.
> I wouldn't trust everything you read there though (a chandler is not
> primarily "A person who makes or sells candles").  The main English English
> use of "chandler" is in the sense of "ship's chandler" - someone who sells
> all sorts of stuff that might be useful to someone on a boat.
> The wider sense ("someone who sells all sorts of stuff") is used, but more
> rarely.  There's an example in
> http://halfmanhalfbiscuit.uk/90-bisodol-crimond/descent-of-the-stiperstones/
> (which exists and is http://www.bunners.co.uk/ ), for example. That's in
> OSM as http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/489847395 (and "shop=hardware"
> there is correct, I think).
> Although it's in the etymology, I've never heard of a modern candle-maker
> being described as a chandler.
> Cheers,
> Andy
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Dave Swarthout
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