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Maverick and Gobbledygook (minicast)

We hear the word maverick a lot lately, but where did this term for a stubborn nonconformist come from? Martha tells the story of the Texas politician who inspired the word, and whose grandson apparently coined another familiar English word...

on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «The purchase from the salesman is an exception in a business where buying goods on “memo” is the norm. Instead of taking merchandise on consignment, or memo, Friedman and his buyers bargain down the price...

on memo

on memo adv. phr. on consignment; by informal agreement. Editorial Note: This term is particularly common in retailing of jewelry and precious stones. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «“Whether he was selling shoe laces or wine bottles or jewelry, you had that sense of credibility.” Mr. Esmerian, an early believer, gave Mr. Leighton jewelry “on memo,” or on consignment, to sell...

on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «Those shipments are made to creditworthy customers who then manufacture moissanite jewelry and in turn ship that jewelry to creditworthy rails retailers—again on memo.…This is a form of consignment selling, and...

memo goods

memo goods  adv. phr.— «Gemprint Corp. has introduced a new inventory software system specifically for diamond dealers who send and receive memo goods on a regular basis. Called the ISi Verification System, the software uses the Gemprint...