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Mike Halliday

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‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« on: March 16, 2019, 06:50:44 am »
Just looking at my Facebook feed and came across an advert for a training course,. Is it just me or does everyone else have words that They never use?

A big one for me is ‘wet’ I never leave a Carpet wet I leave it ‘slightly damp’

(This is also a plug for a training course,  which is always a good. Thing :D )

Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

from edge2edge

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Re: ‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 07:48:33 am »
Hoover

Jonathan Evans

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Re: ‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 07:52:51 am »
Hi Mike that is a very good point, like you I never use the word wet. I too prefer the word damp along with vacuum rather than Hoover.

In this case however we are dealing with "Elf n Safety" in this context and considering how quickly people like to go to court these days I feel it is justified.

Damp is a degree of wet and I guess it is subjective. Best to keep the warning simple and graphic.....


Nobby

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Re: ‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 07:55:51 am »
I’m trying to stop saying ‘chemical’ but after 35 years of using the word I’m failing miserably.

RPWC

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Re: ‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 04:26:49 pm »
Chemical yeah a word that strikes fear into customers. Like your going to use wmd on their carpets lol.
I try to use the word solution.
Cheers Rich

Mike Halliday

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Re: ‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 04:45:55 pm »
‘Expensive’ ...... my prices are "very competitive"

f***ed’ .........customers carpets  ‘have seen better days’ and are ‘showing signs of wear’,  they are never f***ed
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Kev Martin

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Re: ‘Words’ we shouldn’t use....
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 05:09:30 pm »
We use something similar for hard floors

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