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Why exactly do they call stores "retail" stores, anyway?

Did animals used to go to these places when they lost their greenday7505/15/19
Retail comes from the Old French word tailler, which means " dingbat05/15/19
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greenday75 (May 15, 2019 - 12:31 pm)

Did animals used to go to these places when they lost their tails back in the day?

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dingbat (May 15, 2019 - 12:41 pm)

Retail comes from the Old French word tailler, which means "to cut off, clip, pare, divide" in terms of tailoring (1365). It was first recorded as a noun with the meaning of a "sale in small quantities" in 1433 (from the Middle French retail, "piece cut off, shred, scrap, paring").[1] As in the French, the word, retail, in both Dutch and German, also refers to the sale of small quantities of items.

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greenday75 (May 15, 2019 - 12:47 pm)

Color me thankful for that info!

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