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    Doese 'folks" here man 'Down-to-earth, open-hearted"?

    Context:
    That's not all folks.

    If the consensus view of Wednesday's Bank of England policy minutes is anything to go by, Britain's central bank has turned even more dovish, U.K. interest rates have just about peaked and the pound has only one way to go - down.

    'We expect sterling to lose 10% in trade-weighted terms,' predicted Hans Redeker, currency strategist with BNP Paribas in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Doese 'folks" here man 'Down-to-earth, open-hearted"?

    Context:
    That's not all folks.

    If the consensus view of Wednesday's Bank of England policy minutes is anything to go by, Britain's central bank has turned even more dovish, U.K. interest rates have just about peaked and the pound has only one way to go - down.

    'We expect sterling to lose 10% in trade-weighted terms,' predicted Hans Redeker, currency strategist with BNP Paribas in London.
    It's an informal term for people. In the above context it refers to the audience to whom the speaker is addressing.

    All the best, :D

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    I'd add a comma to that:

    'That's not all, folks.'

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    Are you absolutely sure for this? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Are you absolutely sure for this? :D
    I agree with Shane :D on adding a comma after 'folks':

    That's not all (I have to say), folks.
    That's not all folks . (That's not all (the) people who will be upset....)

    I am certain that 'folks' in the context you provided means, people. :D

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    Folk is not just to mean people. There are differences!

    Folks (noun, usually plural)
    Informal Usage.
    It is used to mean people, especially from a particular region or country/city or group; or who have their particular lifestyle, folklore; or whose have something in common (eg characteristics)

    Another usage is to address/call a person in a friendly way.

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    "Adding a comma" makes the sentence clearer. Unlike Chinese, English tends to leave out commas that is not a good behaviour in my view.

    Take yours as an example
    "That is not all folks"

    One might mislead to understand as follows
    That's not || all folks.

    In fact, we have to read in this way:
    That's not all || folks.

    With a comma, life will become easier. ^^

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    Hi, NewHope,
    Where do you read this from?
    I would like to take a deep look at it.
    Would you mind to provide the website address?

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    In this context, 'folks' doesn't have the accoiations of custom and tradition that it might elsewehere. Here, it's a jovial term for 'people' borrowed from showbiz,etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In this context, 'folks' doesn't have the accoiations of custom and tradition that it might elsewehere. Here, it's a jovial term for 'people' borrowed from showbiz,etc.
    My folks have spoken.

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