[Tagging] shop=marine RFC

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Mar 30 21:35:45 UTC 2016


In the 19th century, a chandler was someone who made and sold candles, and 
so there were many chandlers who didn't deal in nautical supplies. When did 
the meaning shift?



On March 14, 2016 6:50:22 AM Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> 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?
>
> Richard
>
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