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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the word "florist" in this context:

    ”You do such beautiful flower work, why don't you buy the florist in town?” And I turned around and bought it."

    It's a bit weird for me because I can't get how anybody "buy" a florist? They didn't even said "the florist" and it's not even "folrist's"!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Smile Re: florist

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the word "florist" in this context:

    ”You do such beautiful flower work, why don't you buy the florist in town?” And I turned around and bought it."

    It's a bit weird for me because I can't get how anybody "buy" a florist? They didn't even said "the florist" and it's not even "folrist's"!

    Thanks a lot.

    Peace be with you, in this context the word "florist" means the place where the florist arranges and sells the flowers. In other words, "the flower shop". Good luck

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    Re: florist

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the word "florist" in this context:

    ”You do such beautiful flower work, why don't you buy the florist in town?” And I turned around and bought it."

    It's a bit weird for me because I can't get how anybody "buy" a florist? They didn't even said "the florist" and it's not even "folrist's"!

    Thanks a lot.
    Yes, it would be more correct as "florist's" meaning the "florist's shop". But 'florist' is often used this way, as in "Go to the florist and get her some flowers" (meaning go to the florist's shop).

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    Re: florist

    It should definitely be . . .buy the florist's.

    We wouldn't say . . . buy the chemist/baker/newsagent/butcher when referring to their shops.

    Rover

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    Re: florist

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It should definitely be . . .buy the florist's.

    We wouldn't say . . . buy the chemist/baker/newsagent/butcher when referring to their shops.

    Rover
    Nor would be say "Go to the chemist, the baker ..." It would be "Go to the chemist's/pharmacy, the baker's/bakery, the newsagent's/newsagency, butcher's shop..."

    That is why I was pointing out that 'florist' tends to be used differently, and this might have led to the confusing original sentence.

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    Re: florist

    The mean the "Why don't you buy the flowershop in town"?

    it's weird because we don't know if it's for sale. (Being good in arranging flower is not a good reason to buy a flower shop!

    Also, it seems as if there is only one flowershop in town.

    For me, it's silly like this: "You good in cooking, why don't you buy the restaurant?"!!! "with no reference of any restaurants previously in the episode.

    You got what I mean?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: florist

    Presumably, if the town is small enough, there is only enough flower business to support one shop.

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