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« Reply #465 on: September 08, 2010, 08:53:51 AM »

today did lots of work at work for both my roles....then went to the gym and did some training and then went to a agrictultural show where our dance group a=had a stand. Spruiked the benefits of dancing, now icing the knee and walking around in my dance shows, I have not worn heels for 12 weeks
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« Reply #466 on: September 08, 2010, 10:25:27 AM »

Spruiked? is that an Aussie word?
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« Reply #467 on: September 08, 2010, 10:36:34 AM »

Spruiked? is that an Aussie word?

Pretty much
To cry out, proclaim, sell, persuade...etc.
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« Reply #468 on: September 08, 2010, 09:52:59 PM »

Is that how its spelled? 
er, if it has a spelling that is Undecided
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« Reply #469 on: September 09, 2010, 04:43:51 AM »

In its strictest sense, spruiking is when someone, in my experience they usually have a mic and a portable PA, stand by the entrance of a retail store, usually a jewellery store or something dealing in souvenirs and tacky gifts, and rattles on about the products inside in an attempt to induce people to enter the store. With jewellers in particular, they blather about special Today Only reductions. Sometimes it is not a live person extemporising outside the store, but a recording of someone, usually a blokey Australian male who most certainly has a Dipper moustache.

In the video (shot in Melbourne) there seem to be a lot of spruikers for clothes stores, but in Brisbane (where I spent more of my time), this was uncommon.

The etymology of spruik is unclear. To most Australians, it began with these people trying to sell their wares through the power of speech, but the meaning has been allowed to progress from its strictest sense to now encompass ‘to make an elaborate speech, with persuasive intent.’

It is in this sense that spruik is a handy word to wield. It’s one of those words you can use in context and people who’ve never heard it before will know what you mean.

I’ve used it already on this blog—as a synonym of ‘sell’ or ‘promote’ I guess—and I will probably use it again before the year of a million words is up.

And why should spruik get thirty-two of those million slots? The sound of it in spoken English and the look of it on the page—both have that element of surprise. The uncommon union of “uik” is a thing of beauty in my opinion. If it was spelt sprook, it would lose something. And even though sprook is how I and other online definitions have transcribed the pronunciation, it’s not quite like ‘spook’ with an ‘r’ in it. It’s its very own animal.

That’s why I’m spruiking the use of spruik today. Because it’s a bit of colour you can easily throw into you conversations. Trust me. There will come a time this weekend where you’ll be able to say spruik, spruiks, spruiking or spruiked, even if its just, “I read a blog where this guy was spruiking the use of this word, just which word, I forget.”


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« Reply #470 on: September 09, 2010, 05:17:15 AM »

[you should give credit... spruik the writer up a bit Roll Eyes]
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« Reply #471 on: September 09, 2010, 09:27:42 AM »

today trying to catch up, seems to be a never end ing story Roll Eyes
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« Reply #472 on: September 09, 2010, 08:17:24 PM »

work like bonkers in the lab and wait to hear about my final acceptance Wink
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« Reply #473 on: September 10, 2010, 06:55:34 AM »

work like bonkers in the lab and wait to hear about my final acceptance Wink

at the pearly gates?
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« Reply #474 on: September 10, 2010, 09:31:45 AM »

run around in circles... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #475 on: September 10, 2010, 05:55:57 PM »

work like bonkers in the lab and wait to hear about my final acceptance Wink

at the pearly gates?
at this pace, perhaps....
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« Reply #476 on: September 11, 2010, 03:00:51 AM »

going to get some chores done esxpecially the garden...has been terribly neglected....also some washing.. then off to help at a dance.
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« Reply #477 on: September 11, 2010, 04:22:16 AM »

sleep a little, set up and hold a yard sale (its the cabbagetown festival), write the grant, party
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« Reply #478 on: September 11, 2010, 04:25:33 PM »

visit in-laws  in-commons? gawp inappropriately at at step -sister-in-common; young enough to be daughter, not lust nor love just sheer beauty.....
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« Reply #479 on: September 11, 2010, 05:07:21 PM »

visit in-laws  in-commons? gawp inappropriately at at step -sister-in-common; young enough to be daughter, not lust nor love just sheer beauty.....

Isn't the inlaw relationship an odd one?  And doesn' it get truly weird after a breakup??
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