Is the phrase "to market" as in "going to the markets" valid use of the English language?
I can think of two examples in local Australian vernacular:
The Nursery Rhyme: "To market, to market, to buy a fresh pig"
[Going to the markets, to the markets, to buy a fresh pig]
An advertising jingle: "You haven't been to market until you've been to Paddy's"
[You have been to an authentic markets until you've been to Paddy's]
Or this is just an historic use of the English language that we never lost?