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Old 03-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #31
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You're not making my life easier. I think I'm going to have to go with just chain stores. But that's usually used as a bad term rather than a good one. ah well
I guess I don't get what a High Street store is. I looked at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Street, but it doesn't seem to help much.

If it's any ubiquitous store, then I don't think we have a common term for that. Maybe Main Street store would work, but I've never heard anyone use the term.

I tolerate McMall stores, but I regret the homogenization of the US and the world.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:11 PM   #32
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"Major retailers" sounds nicer than "chain stores."
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:37 PM   #33
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Maj. Eaton: We have major retailers working on it now.
Indiana: Who?
Maj. Eaton: Major... Retailers.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:42 PM   #34
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If it's any ubiquitous store, then I don't think we have a common term for that. Maybe Main Street store would work, but I've never heard anyone use the term.

I tolerate McMall stores, but I regret the homogenization of the US and the world.
I've tried to shop locally for years.
Mostly for financial reasons.
I assume many, many people have decided to throw in their lot with the multiples for the same reason - it's a financially viable way to raise a family.

For example I couldn't shop like Monster because I have no car and buying in bulk is not reasonable for a single person. I can save money by buying small amounts of fresh food, because multipacks would go off and be wasted. Sometimes this means a small piece of a high-end treat, sometimes it just means compromise.

I remember the hours we spent shopping when I was a child, going to each independent shop, and pulling the shopping trolley a mile home. I still do the trip home, but due to lack of choice it's all from a supermarket. And I wish it was larger so we had a better deli/ butcher/ fish counter/ bakery. Instead I hang around the discounted section

I pine for the choice of my youth, but I acknowledge it would work out too expensive for me, and impractical financially too. They're still there though. especially on the t'internet. And they deliver.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #35
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I have been thinking about making a video of how retailing is changing in the US, because I know it will be a shock to our EUers. The trend is towards HUGE areas of land taken up by multiple HUGE box stores of 50-200,000 square feet each. (here I am addressing the EUers and I can't be bothered to do the metric) In the one being built next around here, it will also contain residential blocks... to which I say, live where you shop, it may be an improvement in some ways, but in other ways things are getting really WEIRD.

Edit: 4645 m^2 to 18581 m^2 (square meters)
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:55 PM   #36
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We still use square feet in the UK, don't worry, we're bi-lingual.

That's fucking massive.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #37
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #38
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"Major retailers" sounds nicer than "chain stores."
bingo. I just used "mall stores" not minutes ago, and saved but I haven't sent it yet. that will do nicely, thanks
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:46 PM   #39
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I need the proper American term for the big chain stores you see in every mall/shopping area across the country. I was using the phrase "high street stores", but after 6 years, someone finally said "that's a bit British, but I know what you mean". I don't want to sound British on this occasion. Someone tell me what to say? I want a term for stores like Gap, Bed bath and beyond, American Eagle, Cabelas, Best Buy, Old Navy, Panera, Starbucks, ToysRUs, Macys, Chipotle..... the small and large chain stores that are everywhere.

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They are just stores.

Non chain stores are mom&pop
Largequanity ie sam's club are big box
a store that also sells gas are stop 'n robs
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:48 PM   #40
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:53 PM   #41
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As if I didn't hear that enough
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #42
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I just have problems in the Cracked.com Photoplasty threads.
I scroll through, saying sulkily "I don't get it. Nope, don't get that one. Oh, get that one but it's not funny" etc.

Some of it is my ignorance of films and games. I will avoid specific Cracked threads, knowing I will won't get them but of course being an online community, references sneak in.

Anyone at all interested in acting as a translator PLEASE step forward.
I won't link to individual pictures (I don't know if I even can) but I can advise you of the contest and which numbers are baffling me.

And just in case anyone is kind enough to help (or rub my nose in being an ignorant furriner!) here are a few starters.

20 Instructional Signs That Must Exist in Movie Universes
#2 - No-one allowed anywhere but one black figure on one side and two white on the other.

Pretty good thread actually. Ease in gradually.

12 Awkward Moments That Must Have Happened
#8 - I get they were married and divorced, but is the setting significant?
#7 - has JH just set himself on fire? Did he set guitars on fire?
#6 - is this just because she saw his cock or am I missing something more sublte?
#5 - do not get

If Everything Got An Adorable Mascot
#9 - Russian Assassin? Is that a well known field?

But dy'know what?
When I revisited some I found I could work them out. Lazy, lazy me.
I guess I don't try too hard when it comes to internet humour...
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:30 PM   #43
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Can't help you. Maybe they're just not really funny. People who don't visit Teh Cellar can be humor-impaired.
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