[Ads-l] third place

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 9 16:44:29 UTC 2019

Not in the English OLD, Wiktionary or Merriam-Webster.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_place <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_place>: "In community building, the third place is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home ("first place") and the workplace ("second place"). Examples of third places would be environments such as churches, cafes, clubs, public libraries, or parks.”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/08/howard-schultz-president-starbucks-profile-2020-224823 <https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/08/howard-schultz-president-starbucks-profile-2020-224823>
How Howard Schultz Left a Bitter Taste in Seattle’s Mouth
Eric Scigliano
8 Feb 2019
Quoting Howard Schultz in reference to Starbucks cafes:

a “gathering spot, a Third Place that draws people together.”

Although “third place” is probably capitalized because it’s jargon, it could also be because of a bookstore and cafe that used to be in Seattle and is now nearby called Third Place Books (https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/lake-forest-park <https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/lake-forest-park>).

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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