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    Default advertizing about something in a negative way

    This is the situation:
    You go to a restaurant and order something, but when you have it you find an insect in it. So you leave the restaurant angrily and decide not to return there anymore. And you decide to change anybody's mind who wants to go there by advertizing about that restaurant in a negative way.
    I would like to know the verb for "advertizing about something in a negative way". I asked my teacher and he suggested "propagandize" but I think it's a big word for more serious situations like political issues. Is there any other verb?

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    Default Re: advertizing about something in a negative way

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello:

    1. I agree with you: "propagandize" would not be the appropriate word. (Of course, don't tell your teacher that!)

    2. Here in the States, many angry customers go online to post negative reviews.

    3. I also hear that there are some companies that promise to "bury" negative reviews.

    a. Let's say that you're the owner of the Golden Garden Restaurant. Let's say that some angry customers have

    posted negative reviews online. Well, those companies will tell the Golden Garden Restaurant: If you hire us, we will

    make sure that those negative reviews are NOT the first things that a person sees when s/he googles "Golden

    Garden Restaurant." Since I am computer illiterate, I have no idea how those companies can "hide" bad reviews on the

    Web.


    James

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    Default Re: advertizing about something in a negative way

    NOT A TEACHER

    "Spread negative word of mouth" also comes to mind.

    By the way, "advertising" is spelt with an "s".
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 16-Sep-2012 at 23:01.

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    Default Re: advertizing about something in a negative way

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    "Spread negative word of mouth" also comes to mind.

    By the way, "advertising" is spelt with an "s".
    It's one of those (rare) cases where it's "-ise" in both BrE and AmE. Another exception to a general rule.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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