October 7th, 2016 → 5:16 am @ // No Comments

“I’ll meet with you upon the mart.” – The Comedy of Errors

I’m currently reading The Comedy of Errors with my online discussion group.  And I came across the above line in the first Act, where “mart” is used in reference to a market.  I looked into it, and it was quite common hundreds of years ago to use the word “mart” instead of “market,” though that isn’t generally done today.  As an economist in my day job, I find that fascinating.

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