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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    By the way which is the original word of pk?
    FYI (For your information), "pk" is not only not a word, it is not used in AmE (nor BrE I suspect).

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    I've also asked a Chinese speaking friend to weigh in
    He reports:

    111399 “agree” Vs 42770 “don’t agree”.
    Pk comes from Soccer ball term “Penalty Kick”, a stronger meaning of Vs.

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Someone needs to help me make the leap from penalty kick to "versus."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

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    Someone needs to help me make the leap from penalty kick to "versus."
    Me too.

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    And I don't have too much faith in people who use the (non-) expression 'Soccer ball term'.

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Wow, the level of arrogance here is stifling. I, as not a teacher, can easily see how a penalty kick can be thought of as "versus". And for my friend, I’m sorry that him speaking ESL is below your tolerance.

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Wow, the level of arrogance here is stifling. I, as not a teacher, can easily see how a penalty kick can be thought of as "versus".
    Actually, you reported that your friend claimed that penalty kick = 'a stronger meaning of versus'. 'penalty kick does not mean 'versus', and it is hard to conceive of 'a stronger meaning of versus'. I don't quite see why you consider it arrogant to suggest that 'Soccer ball term' is not an English expression,
    And for my friend, I’m sorry that him speaking ESL is below your tolerance.
    I am not quite sure what you mean by that.
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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    At a stretch, I guess I can see that a penalty kick in soccer is one player versus one goalkeeper.

    Nonetheless, it is quite clear that it's not used in BrE or AmE, or any other version of English, so as long as the OP understands not to use it in future threads, then that's all that really matters.

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Could we try to keep things on an even keel here please? Thanks

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    Default Re: workplace pk life

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Not being able to read Chinese, that doesn't help me at all. I still have no idea what Pk means.
    Ok,Let me put the Chinese chart into English:

    Which do you agree to?

    Yes:1113999 Pk No: 42770

    .Should the bride family shell out to decrate the house the bride groom family buy?

    .Citizens crosing the river do not choose the normal way Going to wofk by mobile vehicle

    That's all.

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