BORG

Have seen this a lot recently, referring to big box stores? I tried to look up BORG, but no luck.
Anybody?
TIA
HB
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Come on, Home depot and the like have assimilated many a Mom & Pop hardware store. Hence the comparison to the Borg of Star Trek fame.
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No such luck? http://tinyurl.com/5td5fmm
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On 10/22/2011 1:31 PM, Higgs Boson wrote:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=borg&page=2 .
or could be it's just
Big Orange Retail Giant
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I always though it was "the Borg", as in resistance is futile, suck the life out of you, orange-aproned cyborgs that look like people. Like the aliens on Star Trek, but with less of a sense of humor.
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wrote:

Big Orange Retail Giant (A.K.A. Home Depot).
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On 10/22/2011 7:15 PM, snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz wrote:

That is one definition. IMHO, it derives from Star Trek TNG, and the huge cube ships of one of their main enemies, the Borg collective. Modern big-box home centers, floating in a sea of asphalt, sorta resemble the Borg spacecraft. It is a generic term for all of them at this point, not just the orange guys.
Like most internet jargon and slang, there is probably no way to know for sure where it came from.
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Certainly, but in the AHR context it's a tag for HomeDespot.

True. The original was HomeDespot. Lowes isn't exactly orange. ;-)

Certainly "BORG" was from ST but it was re-acronymed to HD; force-fit, really. "Big" and "Giant" are obviously redundant but needed to fit the mental picture from ST.
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Her. Higgs Moron is an old hag.

No question.

There sure is! An old hag pissing her pants and whining.

She certainly is.
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