How many types of mongers are there?
I'm familiar with "fishmongers" and "fearmongers", but I'm guessing there are others that aren't coming to mind.
@codesections Warmongers, Rumormongers, Whoremongers, Hatemongers, and all of the matching pages on a search of wikipedia with monger in the name @ https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&search=intitle%3A%22Monger%22&ns0=1 (except, probably the people named "Monger").
Originally, monger just meant a seller or dealer of something, then it became someone steeped in something... usually considered bad.
> Originally, monger just meant a seller or dealer of something, then it became someone steeped in something... usually considered bad.
Agreed. The word "peddling" has followed an interestingly parallel trajectory
@codesections I read old books that mention ironmongers, but I am not clear exactly what they do. Sell lots of unrelated things made out of iron? Buy up old iron to remake?
@katre @codesections Ironmongers are going strong in my part of the world
They sold what you needed for DIY before DIY stores took them over. It was rag and bone men who bought any old iron and sold it for scrap.
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