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The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread

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Carotte:
What does PEI stands for? I've seen a few posters use this when talking about traveling, but can't figure it out.

Iris:

--- Quote from: Carotte on June 18, 2013, 05:59:29 AM ---What does PEI stands for? I've seen a few posters use this when talking about traveling, but can't figure it out.

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Prince Edward Island I believe.

kherbert05:

--- Quote from: Iris on June 18, 2013, 06:17:14 AM ---
--- Quote from: Carotte on June 18, 2013, 05:59:29 AM ---What does PEI stands for? I've seen a few posters use this when talking about traveling, but can't figure it out.

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Prince Edward Island I believe.

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Yes, Home of Anne of Green Gables, red sand beaches, and some of the best lobsters and mussels in the world.

jpcher:
Akin to Carotte's PEI question, I've seen posters us "Big Box Store" . . . I always assumed that they were referring to Home Depot or Lowes or some other hardware/home improvement type center.

However, in some posts it seems like the poster is talking more like a Walmart type store.



Where did the term "Big Box Store" come from and what is it's true meaning?

Slartibartfast:

--- Quote from: jpcher on June 18, 2013, 07:00:34 PM ---Akin to Carotte's PEI question, I've seen posters us "Big Box Store" . . . I always assumed that they were referring to Home Depot or Lowes or some other hardware/home improvement type center.

However, in some posts it seems like the poster is talking more like a Walmart type store.



Where did the term "Big Box Store" come from and what is it's true meaning?

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I've always interpreted "big box store" as a huge chain store that sells many different types of things under one roof, usually in a building that looks like a big box   :P  I'd include Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Sam's Club, Costco, etc. all as big box stores.

ETA: another qualification is how, like Wal-Mart, big box stores don't have a real stockroom - the extra stock is all out on the shelves.

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