vendor : Common Errors in English

About vendor

Some writers are turning “vendor” into a verb meaning “to sell,” writing things like, “he was vendoring comic books on eBay.” Since “vend” is already a verb meaning “sell” and “vendor” is normally a noun, this sounds very odd to many readers. Other people use forms of the word to mean “to be certified as a vendor”: “Persons wishing to be vendored must complete the appropriate form.” This process is also referred to as “vendorization.” This pattern is probably inspired by the widespread use of “vendor” to label suppliers on commercial Web sites. Instead of thinking of vendors as mere merchants, dealers, or sellers, some special quality is being attributed to them.None of this is standard English.

vendor Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

vendor in News

  1. I-Step vendor to defend company after problems

    The president of the testing vendor paid to administer the I-Step to Hoosier students is scheduled to defend her company to lawmakers later this month.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WNDU 16 South Bend

  2. This single-A beer vendor is so good at his job, he's getting the call-up to the big leagues.

    This single-A beer vendor is so good at his job, he's getting the call-up to the big leagues . [ News-Journal ]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Deadspin

  3. Infonetics: Vendor Share Shakeups Expected in Content Security Market in 2013

    Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS vendor market share and forecast repo
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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