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atwood



Joined: 26 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
Probably one of my most hated chains after Coldstone. May they suffer a swift demise. Sadly, it will probably catch on and I'll be subjected to apartment after apartment filled with their home stuffs..

"Apartment after apartment"--Are you a door-to-door salesperson or a Jehovah's Witness?

"Stuffs"?


Cat burglar/Stalker. Their open designs make my escapades more difficult.

And yes, they don't deserve the term "decor" or "furniture". Stuffs will suffice. Just like like Coldstone deserves the term "crap in a cup".

You're a little slow on the uptake. Stuffs is a verb.



Stuffs is slang for a noun. Lighten up Francis.

Slang where? A talking mule--that's a pretty good self-description.
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Los Angeloser



Joined: 26 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not in 2013 Confused
I'm not sure if you can trust a company website, but there is a list of customer service questions, scroll down to #12 and you'll see:

"12. What new IKEA store openings are scheduled?
No scheduled openings for 2013."
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/customerservices/faq
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
Probably one of my most hated chains after Coldstone. May they suffer a swift demise. Sadly, it will probably catch on and I'll be subjected to apartment after apartment filled with their home stuffs..

"Apartment after apartment"--Are you a door-to-door salesperson or a Jehovah's Witness?

"Stuffs"?


Cat burglar/Stalker. Their open designs make my escapades more difficult.

And yes, they don't deserve the term "decor" or "furniture". Stuffs will suffice. Just like like Coldstone deserves the term "crap in a cup".

You're a little slow on the uptake. Stuffs is a verb.



Stuffs is slang for a noun. Lighten up Francis.

Slang where? A talking mule--that's a pretty good self-description.


You've honestly never head of an expression like "food stuffs"?


As for Ikea, I'm cool with it. I enjoy their "stuffs".
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plato's republic



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmm. Horsemeat meatballs. Sounds intriguing...
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denverdeath



Joined: 21 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

didn't really want to enter a debate on "stuffs", but, yeah, it's pretty konglish.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/stuffs

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stuffs

capt's pts r valid if the word is spelled foodstuffs...i guess.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/foodstuffs

as per IKEA, don't really care. some of their stuff looks AWFUL, but, yes, the price is much better than some of the crap we r forced to buy at so-called discount furniture places here in Busan. if IKEA can bring some more Subway Sandwich places to Busan along with them, I'll b there at least once a wk...probably won't buy jacksh1t at IKEA, but will get a few footies at the other place!
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atwood



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
atwood wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
Probably one of my most hated chains after Coldstone. May they suffer a swift demise. Sadly, it will probably catch on and I'll be subjected to apartment after apartment filled with their home stuffs..

"Apartment after apartment"--Are you a door-to-door salesperson or a Jehovah's Witness?

"Stuffs"?


Cat burglar/Stalker. Their open designs make my escapades more difficult.

And yes, they don't deserve the term "decor" or "furniture". Stuffs will suffice. Just like like Coldstone deserves the term "crap in a cup".

You're a little slow on the uptake. Stuffs is a verb.



Stuffs is slang for a noun. Lighten up Francis.

Slang where? A talking mule--that's a pretty good self-description.


You've honestly never head of an expression like "food stuffs"?


As for Ikea, I'm cool with it. I enjoy their "stuffs".

It's not an expression; it's a word: foodstuff. And is Ikea full of foodstuff?

And I can honestly say I've never heard anyone say foodstuff.
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atwood



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ikea is scheduled to open in 2014. They must be building a monster of a store.

But who knows what exactly Ikea will be like in Korea. When they announced the store opening they said they had been trying for years to open a store in Korea. And that the government didn't want them to open it in Seoul due to traffic concerns.
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fustiancorduroy



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atwood wrote:

It's not an expression; it's a word: foodstuff. And is Ikea full of foodstuff?

And I can honestly say I've never heard anyone say foodstuff.


You obviously haven't been around me. I just happened to use the word foodstuffs today.
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Captain Corea



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atwood wrote:

It's not an expression; it's a word: foodstuff. And is Ikea full of foodstuff?

And I can honestly say I've never heard anyone say foodstuff.


i used to work in the foodstuff industry, perhaps that's why I've heard it used Smile
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atwood



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
atwood wrote:

It's not an expression; it's a word: foodstuff. And is Ikea full of foodstuff?

And I can honestly say I've never heard anyone say foodstuff.


i used to work in the foodstuff industry, perhaps that's why I've heard it used Smile

Sounds reasonable.

BTW, I hope you weren't bagging foodstuff.
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Steelrails



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the English language. People constantly throw crap together. There is the term "foodstuffs". There is also just "stuffs" like "thangs" "whatehaveyou" "whatnot" and so on.

So you've got food stuffs, home stuffs, pet stuffs, car stuffs, computer stuffs, gun stuffs, lady stuffs, kid stuffs, guy stuffs, sports stuffs, fishing stuffs, etc. Get it? It's not just stuff, it's stuffs. Just like its not grape drink, it's grape drank.

I'm going to go have some grape drank now. Take care with your furniture stuffs and your whathaveyou.
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atwood



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
It's the English language. People constantly throw crap together. There is the term "foodstuffs". There is also just "stuffs" like "thangs" "whatehaveyou" "whatnot" and so on.

So you've got food stuffs, home stuffs, pet stuffs, car stuffs, computer stuffs, gun stuffs, lady stuffs, kid stuffs, guy stuffs, sports stuffs, fishing stuffs, etc. Get it? It's not just stuff, it's stuffs. Just like its not grape drink, it's grape drank.

I'm going to go have some grape drank now. Take care with your furniture stuffs and your whathaveyou.

It is just stuff. If you want to bastardize the English language go right ahead, but don't claim, wrongly as is your habit, that it's correct or in general usage.

The CORPUS OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ENGLISH gives 476 examples of stuffs. Other than a few foodstuffs, all other examples are verbs.

And as mentioned above, it's Konglish. Koreans have problems with plurals and often pluralize words that are already plural such as staffs for staff members. You've got a lot of stuff to learn.
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radcon



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foreign stores such as H&M, Zara,Uniqlo, and Costco made their reputations by offering nice, quality products at very reasonable prices. However when these stores enter the Korean market, the reasonable price factor seems to go out the window. I imagine the same will happen with Ikea.
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optik404



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

radcon wrote:
Foreign stores such as H&M, Zara,Uniqlo, and Costco made their reputations by offering nice, quality products at very reasonable prices. However when these stores enter the Korean market, the reasonable price factor seems to go out the window. I imagine the same will happen with Ikea.


Uniqlo and h&m are pretty cheap in Korea.
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atwood



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

optik404 wrote:
radcon wrote:
Foreign stores such as H&M, Zara,Uniqlo, and Costco made their reputations by offering nice, quality products at very reasonable prices. However when these stores enter the Korean market, the reasonable price factor seems to go out the window. I imagine the same will happen with Ikea.


Uniqlo and h&m are pretty cheap in Korea.

But not as cheap as in the U.S., even when sales tax is factored in. But I would still consider them reasonable.

Costco, on the other hand, has prices on many items that are much higher. For example, for muffins you get two packages for the same price as you get one in Korea. I can understand duties making alcohol more expensive, but I wonder why fruit and nuts have to be almost twice as expensive.

Whatever the market will bear, I guess.
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