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THE ORIGIN OF RUMMAGE SALE

Friday July 3rd, 2009
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Yet another anglicized French term, ‘rummage’ is derived from the word ‘arrimage’ which means ‘the loading of cargo. In a precursor to the car boot sale occasionally damaged cargo would be sold off in special warehouse sales, run presumably by drunken British sailors who spoke French very badly.
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