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    Default Usage of "Postering"

    Hi, I'm researching for a case study problem for my business law course. In coming up with my answers, I'm hesitant on using the word "postering" to refer to the act of putting up posters or affixing posters on surfaces.

    I read articles online that used this word, and I instinctively know what "postering" means without looking up for its definition. However, I later found out that "postering" is not a word in the dictionary.

    Please advise me on the proper English word for "postering".

    Here are the online articles that used "postering":

    spacing . c a / postering/poster-canada. h t m and

    www . ainfos . c a /99/apr/ainfos00316. h t m l

    The trick to view the links is to delete the spaces.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Usage of "Postering"

    Do you mean putting up posters without permission? We call that flyposting (or fly-posting) in British English- I don't know whether the word is used in American or Canadian English, though.

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    Default Re: Usage of "Postering"

    There are a few examples of postering here, too.

    If I were you I'd avoid it unless it becomes more common.

    I've always called it billposting, which can be found in dictionaries.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Usage of "Postering"

    I appreciate the swift feedback!

    I'll try to incorporate "flyposting" or "billposting" in my solution to the case.

    Meanwhile, I found "postering" again from the website "Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada":

    csc . lexum . org/en/1993/1993scr2-1084/1993scr2-1084 . html

    Constitutional law ‑‑ Charter of Rights ‑‑ Freedom of expression ‑‑ Postering ‑‑ Municipal by‑law banning posters on public property ‑‑ Whether postering a form of expression ‑‑ If so, whether protected by s. 2(b) ‑‑ If infringement of s. 2(b), whether justified under s. 1 ‑‑ Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, ss. 1, 2(b).

    At this point, I'm not confused at all by the appropriate usage of the term "postering". I'm sure my instructor won't deducts marks for grammatical error after I show him this website.

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    Default Re: Usage of "Postering"

    Here are your links without the spaces:
    spacing.ca/postering/poster-canada.htm and
    A-Infos (en) MTL: Postering "decriminalized" in Montreal
    http://www.csc.lexum.org/en/1993/199...scr2-1084.html

    People can only post links after they have posted ten times- I'm afraid we have to have such measures in place in the war against spammers.

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    Default Re: Usage of "Postering"

    Although not heard very often, I would tend to think of "postering" as simply the act of putting up a poster, including those advertising posters which are perfectly legal.

    Flyposting (to me) is illegally sticking posters and flyers on lampposts and noticeboards etc.

    Bill posting (again to me) would be the more old-fashioned word for putting up any kind of poster (advertising or otherwise).

    That phrase led to my favourite piece of graffiti, given that at one time being caught putting up those little advertising flyers (posting bills) would result in prosecution:

    Sign on Wall reading: Bill Posters Will Be Prosecuted
    Graffiti under it: Bill Posters Is Innocent


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