An Attempt at Quaint

Med Shoppee

Lose the “pee”

If you were coming here to pick up some glasses, you might wonder if you are seeing ddoouubbllee. The first thing you notice is the overabundance of “e”s; the second thing is that, at least they spelled it consistently on every sign they have.

A variant of “shop,” “shoppe” is derived from Middle English. My idea of a “shoppe” is one that sells knick-knacks and tea sets and antiques. Not prescriptions. In any event, they went for the extra “e”, which makes this word look like “shop-pee”, bringing to mind another set of images.


Filed under English Language, spelling

3 responses to “An Attempt at Quaint

  1. Rosemarie Rung

    I absolutely love these posts, Jeannine!

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