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to detest the phrase 'pop up'

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southeastastra Sat 15-Feb-14 21:56:28

we have pop up everythings these days

i wish they would pop off

harticus Sat 15-Feb-14 21:57:17

I went to a pop up gallery the other day. It was a tent.

FoxesRevenge Sat 15-Feb-14 21:57:29

I hate the term 'top up' too.

southeastastra Sat 15-Feb-14 22:11:58

grin at the tent, how much could they show in a tent?

harticus Sat 15-Feb-14 22:15:45

Not a lot. It was a proper tent too not a marquee. Wet and windy hell.

A friend had been banging on to me about this "amazing pop up restaurant" he'd been going to. We walked miles to find it only to discover it was a tarted up burger van with a kiosk attached.

Mandy2003 Sat 15-Feb-14 22:17:46

And people who have just popped out to get something!

revealall Sat 15-Feb-14 22:18:00

YANBU. It's a London/big city thing.
You couldn't produce any spontaneous one off here without the whole village knowing (and spreading the news) and then it would it be all the same people attending that would have been in the pub anyway.

JohnFarleysRuskin Sat 15-Feb-14 22:18:28

Pop up penis?

JohnFarleysRuskin Sat 15-Feb-14 22:19:20

It suggests an impermanence that I find appealing.

BrokenToeOuch Sat 15-Feb-14 22:24:06

I don't really understand what the term means confused
We had a pop up shop in our town before Christmas. From what I could gather, it was just a local business that rented out the unit for a month. I was expecting a tent. It was more like, well, a regular shop.
Instead of calling itself a pop-up shop, it should have been called a temporary shop.
Anyway, it's 'popped' back off now, thankfully, as it was a load of shite.

pluCaChange Sat 15-Feb-14 22:27:24

The particularly topical nature of "pop ups" could be that a temporary arrangement means less commercial commitment, very minimal licensing requirements? and is simply cheaper. Why pay a quarter's rent up front, when you can sell your One Direction calendars or styrofoam popcorn in a shopping centre without taking a shop. Ditto opening a restaurant or gallery.

There are good reasons 2008/9 saw a lot of business closures. And now there's a more flexible attitude to "business", because otherwise, in a lot of cases, tge business might not happen.

MooncupGoddess Sat 15-Feb-14 22:28:45

YANBU. I find the word 'temporary' is quite adequate for these situations.

It's better than 'rock up' though which is teeth-grindingly irritating.

JohnFarleysRuskin Sat 15-Feb-14 22:30:26

Yes pop up beats rock up but I suspect the people who go to pop up do indeed see themselves as rocking up.

Amethyst24 Sat 15-Feb-14 22:30:46

I think it's the adjectival phrase "pop-up" you detest, as in "pop-up boutique". Not much wrong with "pop up", as in, "Every now and then some pedant will pop up and piss all over the OP's batteries on AIBU."

southeastastra Sat 15-Feb-14 22:33:16

maybe we should come up with a better term

JohnFarleysRuskin Sat 15-Feb-14 22:45:49

I've got one! A temporium!

thenightsky Sat 15-Feb-14 22:48:59

Love 'temporium' grin

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 15-Feb-14 22:53:49

I get the phrase pop up confused with blow up.

BrokenToeOuch Sat 15-Feb-14 23:00:24

I get the phrase pop up confused with blow up.

grin Thanks so much for that belly laugh grin

pluCaChange Sun 16-Feb-14 10:20:29

If a pop up shop is a temporium, would a pop up restaurant be a temporant (short for temporestaurant) or a fry-by-night?

WilsonFrickett Sun 16-Feb-14 11:35:00

oh I'm writing an article on pop-ups, may I steal fry-by-night? Pretty please??????

NigellasDealer Sun 16-Feb-14 11:37:20

I quite like it as it is a new term for a new phenomenon that is part of the zeitgeist.
On the other hand, I have always found 'pop' anything quite annoying.

NigellasDealer Sun 16-Feb-14 11:37:55

fry - pitching?

pluCaChange Sun 16-Feb-14 12:54:14

Wilson, you may. smile

<sotto voce>

Shove off, NigellasDealer, and get yer own pitch!

NigellasDealer Sun 16-Feb-14 13:18:07


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