I just joined \o/ I wanted to drop in and say 'Hi".
I have a question or rather, a statement perhaps.
I have always thought that a candle and a candlestick were one and the same and a candlestick holder was the thing the candle or candlestick was put in to to easily move said candle or to avoid messes and fires.
It has always irked me when a writer would write, for example, "he gripped the brass candlestick that he snatched off the table". Using 'candlestick' as the holder and not the candle.
I looked up candlestick vs candle, and according to Wikipedia a candlestick is a device that a candle 'sticks' into. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick I accept that but I do not like it. I always thought that a candlestick was a 'stick' shaped piece of wax with a wick in it.
What are your thoughts and/or feelings on the whole candlestick vs candle issue?