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    The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    Hello again.

    Yesterday I was about to post the sentence "The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)" on this forum when I heard someone say "You touch, you buy" twice on TV.

    Do you confirm that "The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)" means the same as "You touch, you buy"?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    What is the "article" in question?

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    Something you buy or a product.

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    I have never heard "you touch you buy" and I doubt it is legal.

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    #5

    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    I wonder who would buy such a product from such an arrogant seller.
    But the title seems to imply otherwise - "you touch you own".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    It is not about what a seller says to a customer but there is a saying "The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)" in Polish and probably in other languages.

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    I've certainly never heard "You touch, you buy". I can't imagine any shop where you have to buy something just because you picked it up to have a look at it. Some shops have signs saying "If you break it, you buy it" - that's fair.

    However, if a company is trying to say that the moment you pick something up, you will find it so desirable, you will feel that you have to buy it then the slogan might work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    Maybe "You touch, you buy" applies to vegetables and foodstuffs.

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    The health food shop where I work would be very unpopular if we insisted on that rule. Most people who come in for our fresh, organic fruit and vegetables pick them up, have a good look at them, squeeze them, sniff them and then either put them back or put them in their basket.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The touched article belongs to the toucher (the person who has touched it)

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Maybe "You touch, you buy" applies to vegetables and foodstuffs.
    I have heard it used before, very occasionally, at markets.

    You are right, in that context the stallholder would be saying that just by touching something you are obliged to buy it. One place I can think of where this might be especially true is at a fish, or meat, stall.

    This travel writer uses the phrase about shopping at Boqueria Market in Barcelona. http://offtrackplanet.com/magazine/articles/top-10-free-things-to-do-in-spain-that-won-t-suck

    I'm thinking of this type of market stall in Sheffield: http://tinyurl.com/qycwkac


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