Scrtsofthehrt: just some interesting need to know information for you all:

There is a general agreement that the term 'Flea Market' is a literal translation of the French marché aux puces, an outdoor bazaar in Paris, France, named after those pesky little parasites of the order Siphonaptera (or "wingless bloodsucker" that infested the upholstery of old furniture brought out for sale.
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