Okay, I've been lurking on this group for a roughly a month or so.
Every so often, I read a post with reference to something called "the
Borg." It's seems like a reference to a shop or something, but for
the life of me, I can't figure out what it means.
Can someone explain it to me?
It's a descriptor for the home-improvement super-stores -- like Lowes,
Home Depot, Menard's, etc. In other contexts, it may be generalized to
other super-stores -- e.g., Wal-Mart -- as well.
It's a "weak pun" from the like-named alien species in the syndicated
TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation". A couple of the 'primary
characteristics' of _that_ Borg are that they travel in _large_ 'box shaped'
vessels, and their mantra is "Resistance is Futile. Prepare to be assimilated."
The similarities to any of the super-stores, and what happens to the 'local'
stores that are in the same market, is obvious.
It's also proposed that it is an acronym, standing for "<B>ig <O>range
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