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    Thingery

    Hi all,

    What is a "thingery"?

    Is it a thingamajig?
    Is it a shop where to buy thingamajigs?

    No joke, friends, i'm lost about this term...

    Context: a conversation about shopping and consumer habits ...They could have made play with the idea of "thingery"...

    Thanks

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    Talking Re: Thingery

    This was new to me as well. I found the following explanation:

    "A Thingery is a type of business which turns stuff into Things through a process which is much like spinning straw into gold, mainly marketing their wares online.

    Thingeries are entrepreneurial, independent and usually eco-responsible.
    They are consumer-focused, often offering a variety of Things which at first glance seem unassociated with each other, but that is exactly their attraction. They are consumer-driven and consumers actually prefer a chaotic ever-changing collection of things when browsing on the Internet."

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    Re: Thingery

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    This was new to me as well. I found the following explanation:

    "A Thingery is a type of business which turns stuff into Things through a process which is much like spinning straw into gold, mainly marketing their wares online.

    Thingeries are entrepreneurial, independent and usually eco-responsible.
    They are consumer-focused, often offering a variety of Things which at first glance seem unassociated with each other, but that is exactly their attraction. They are consumer-driven and consumers actually prefer a chaotic ever-changing collection of things when browsing on the Internet."
    Could you please quote the source if available? at the moment in which the conversation was held, no internet existed... but for sure this may be of help as the root should be alike.
    May be also some kind of exchange-based commerce or market booth (tipically individualistic & entrepreneurial)... What do you think?

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited by jiho; 26-Nov-2007 at 02:19.

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    Re: Thingery

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    Hi all,

    What is a "thingery"?

    Is it a thingamajig?
    Is it a shop where to buy thingamajigs?

    No joke, friends, i'm lost about this term...

    Context: a conversation about shopping and consumer habits ...They could have made play with the idea of "thingery"...

    Thanks
    Thingery is definitely not common usage! Forget about it!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: Thingery

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Thingery is definitely not common usage! Forget about it!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    No offence, man, but this is not my way of doing things... i'm kinda stubborn

    Thank you anyway

    Any other help?


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    Re: Thingery

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    No offence, man, but this is not my way of doing things... i'm kinda stubborn

    Thank you anyway

    Any other help?
    Here is the website reference

    User talk:Thingery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It doesn't help much as Carl quoted it verbatim.

    This is recent slang term that hasn't even made it into slang dictionaries. If you are into making "stuff" for this type of venture then I suppose it is useful but at a total of a little more than 1000 Google hits, it isn't used very much....yet.

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    Re: Thingery

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Here is the website reference

    User talk:Thingery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It doesn't help much as Carl quoted it verbatim.

    This is recent slang term that hasn't even made it into slang dictionaries. If you are into making "stuff" for this type of venture then I suppose it is useful but at a total of a little more than 1000 Google hits, it isn't used very much....yet.
    OK then,

    Thank you all so much indeed
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