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  • n. The buying of commodities or other assets earlier than normal, or in quantities greater than normal, because of rumours of coming shortages or price rises.


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  • And don't forget eggs. A coworker of mine used to say, "Why is it that everyone suddenly feels the need to make French toast when the weather turns bad?" ;-)

    April 29, 2008

  • Is this what happens when southerners buy a months's worth of bread and milk before the second flake hits the ground?

    April 29, 2008

  • An insidious media slur, also used by politicians, to describe prudent stocking-up of a desired commodity when a shortage of that commodity is threatening. The implication is that this is somehow wrong and to be avoided. In my opinion.

    April 28, 2008