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09:36 Nov 12, 2008
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French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Building By-Laws
French term or phrase: Vente à l’accroche
Vente à l’accroche ou Racolage
"La vente dite « à l’accroche » ou « racolage » est formellement interdite. Tout contrevenant exploitant se verra sanctionné dans les conditions visées à l’article 8 du présent Règlement"

KF: "Racolage" = solliciting

Thank you
Ken Fagan
Local time: 23:48
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2soliciting / soliciting of any kindRimas Balsys
4sales appeal
Shaila Kamath
3sales promotion
mohanv
2('hard sell'?)joehlindsay


Discussion entries: 2





  

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
sales appeal


Explanation:
or just mention solliciting..

Shaila Kamath
India
Local time: 03:18
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  writeaway: sales appeal is formally forbidden?
31 mins
  -> Making a sales appeal or solliciting ... or just solliciting is formally prohibited
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
sales promotion


Explanation:
University of West Georgia Campus Advertising,
Sales and Solicitation Policy
SOLICITATION
Solicitation shall include any undertaking of an individual or group which attempts to promote the sale or use of a particular product or service.


    Reference: http://www.bf.westga.edu/Auxiliary/Policies/Sales_Solicitati...
mohanv
India
Local time: 03:18
Native speaker of: Native in TamilTamil
PRO pts in category: 24
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
soliciting / soliciting of any kind


Explanation:
Apologies, writeaway suggested this in an 'agree' before I did so really points should go to w, but I've seen 'Soliciting of any kind prohibited' on notices in the UK, US and Canada, as well as in apartment management agreements.

Rimas Balsys
Local time: 14:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Anthony Lines
25 mins
  -> Thanks Anthony :-)

agree  lundy
8 hrs
  -> Thanks Lundy :-)
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
('hard sell'?)


Explanation:
I think the definition posted is the way I perceive it ("1. fait d'attirer (des gens) par des moyens souvent douteux) but I can't think how to express it compendiously in English.
Might try something incorporating deceptive (like advertising), hype, hucksterism, misrepresentation.

I think it implies something with a deceptive or high pressure element, not just ordinary solliciting.

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Note added at 8 hrs (2008-11-12 18:05:29 GMT)
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I live in Texas, and I think the term that is used in legal texts here is 'puffery', but that sounds archaïc and I have only seen it used in laws written in times past.

joehlindsay
Local time: 16:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 97
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