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    What do you associate with word Jade

    Hi,

    in my company we are looking for a new trademark, under which we will provide products and services from our Chinese partners. Some of the names we are considering are derived from the word "jade" which represents a semi-precious stone that symbolizes wealth and prosperity in Chinese tradition.
    There are some concerns about the word jade as its synonyms are also slut (noun) and fatigue (verb).

    My question is how many of you would associate the word "jade" with one of this meanings instead of Chinese green stone?

    Thanks for all your replies,

    Matjaz

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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    I don't associate it with "slut" because I was unaware of this slang meaning. It's only associated with "fatigue" in the phrase "to feel jaded" and even then it means "demoralised".

    I would associate "jade" with either a woman's name or the semi-precious stone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    emsr2d2's response is also true in AmE. I, too, associate the word with a name or a stone.

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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    It also makes me think of China. But that may just be because I know of a "Jade Garden" Chinese restaurant.

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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    Quote Originally Posted by matjazr View Post
    There are some concerns about the word jade as its synonyms are also slut (noun) and fatigue (verb).
    The negative meaning for a woman is archaic: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...sh/jade#jade-2
    I have only seen the word in old novels and it did not come to mind when reading your post- I cannot remember ever hearing someone use it.

    I would only think of the other meaning, like emsr2d2, with the form jaded.

    I'd think of the green stone.

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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    I once knew a stripper named Jade, but that is neither here nor there.

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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    A wallpaper stripper?
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    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    I knew a stripper called 'Nowhere', but that's neither here nor there.

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    #10

    Re: What do you associate with word Jade

    The Chinese green stone also translates as emerald, which is not ambiguous.

    Not a teacher, but a Chinese.

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