One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘the mishmash of the usual Tourist Gift Shoppe’a deliberately archaic spelling of shop, used in the hopes of imbuing a store with old-fashioned charm or quaintness
- ‘Whether it's wedding shops and ladies tennis or trips to the tea shoppe and the ballet, only the most lady-like of activities will do.’
- ‘He jogged down the wooden stairs that connected the shoppe to their house and gathered her in a hug, swinging her around.’
- ‘She walked past him, unseeing, as she looked at the flowers in a nearby window of a floral shoppe.’
- ‘Mrs. Krause can only handle the shoppe by herself for a limited time.’
- ‘There is also the dollar shoppe, which offers products for one and two dollars.’
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