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    Term for vendor's call

    In open street stalls and at mall kiosks/carts, you hear vendors repeating a line or phrase to get the attention of public passing by, such as, "buy one get one free", "hot and fresh pizza", etc... What is term for this phrase/line?
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    Re: Term for vendor's call

    That type of activity by vendors is often called "hawking".

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    Re: Term for vendor's call

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That type of activity by vendors is often called "hawking".
    How about "to peddle/vend/solicit"? I think at least, "to peddle" will serve.
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    Re: Term for vendor's call

    "Peddle" works. A vendor can "peddle" his wares or "hawk" his wares/goods.

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    Re: Term for vendor's call

    This guy became very famous for a little while a couple of years ago in the UK (jump to 32 seconds to avoid the dull intro):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSl8gWsFZ0
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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