Saturday, December 03, 2005

Why are they called flea markets? Do they sell fleas there? Who buys them?

7 comments:

Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

We may have fleas in our house, courtesy of our cat "Sunshine." I'd be happy to sell them to any and all takers.

Anonymous said...

Great question!

SierraBella said...

I believe they meant to call them flee markets.

sideshow bob said...

I think it's because you should probably assume that anything you buy there is possibly infected with some sort of cootie, and so you might want to sanitize any purchases after you get home.

Flubberwinkle said...

"Sideshow Bob" beat me at it. Ditto.

Astrid said...

They might sell fleece, but fleas I have never seen there.

DrMax said...

I lost my shirt in the flea market when lice futures crashed.