Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 13:09:30 EST
From: Beth Lee Simon simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: source v.
Shepherd's catalog (which reads like a send-up of New Age restaurantspeak
and yet is just seductive enough that I'm tempted) has "sourced" in several
descriptions, as in
Merelda (a green pole bean)
"sourced by us" from a seed supplier outside the U.S. The bean
itself was developed for the European/Spanish market.
Somewhere else in the catalog (but I can't find it just now), they say
they were asked to "source" a particular kind of seed.
This sounds odd/new to me. But then, I hadn't heard "go postal" either.