Talk:shanty

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Shanty, meaning a small temporary shelter, or shack is derived specifically from the French Canadian, chanty, describing a temporary work shelter located at a shipyard, and latterly in a logging camp. Its nearest modern corrolary is, chantier, which refers to an extensive work site, such as for a skyscraper.

A sailor's song or sea shanty has no connection with the French Canadian chanty, and should be listed in the dictionary as a separate entry PMDisraeli 00:27, 28 November 2010 (UTC) PMDisraeli

It is, that's what the headers ===Etymology 1=== and ===Etymology 2=== are doing. Mglovesfun (talk) 00:38, 28 November 2010 (UTC)