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    haunted headquarter weekends, chilli cooking competitions, and spirit parties

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    • Work hard and play hard (it is one of the benefits one company offers) - Have fun, because happy employees equal happy customers. Why not join our haunted headquarter weekends, chilli cooking competitions, and spirit parties?


    Please explain me the meaning of the above mentioned question. What is meant by it?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Ksenia; 15-Jan-2016 at 10:23.

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    #2

    Re: question

    It shouldn't really have a question mark, it's not a real question. Where did you find it?
    "Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky

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    Re: question

    'Business Result' Advanced Student's Book (Oxford).

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    Re: question

    'Spirit party'.

    I understand that it's rather an offering than a question. But I don't understand what 'haunted headquarter weekends', 'chilli cooking competitions' and 'spirit parties' mean...

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    Re: question

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    By'spirit party' here may be meant an occasion on which people gather to summon spirits, in order to talk to them. I think in this context it was referred to as simply a form of entertainment -- just for fun, nothing serious, which seems to explain why the 'weekends' are 'haunted' (frequented by spirits or ghosts).
    Last edited by Weaver67; 15-Jan-2016 at 13:00.

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    Re: question

    Ksenia, I have changed the original title of your thread.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Jan-2016 at 18:43.

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    Not a teacher.
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    Ah! And I seem to have left the 'chili cooking completion' thing out of my previous post.
    To my mind, it is, again, a form of entertainment, a contest, in which the participants compete with each other in cooking dishes where chili is the main ingredient.
    Last edited by Weaver67; 15-Jan-2016 at 14:07.

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    Re: haunted headquarter weekends, chilli cooking competitions, and spirit parties

    Why not join our haunted headquarter weekends, chilli cooking competitions, and spirit parties?

    A haunted headquarter weekend would be a weekend during which the company's main office was decorated with scary images and devices.

    A chili-cooking competition is a contest to see who brings the best chili con carne.

    I don't know what they mean by spirit parties.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: haunted headquarter weekends, chilli cooking competitions, and spirit parties

    If I had to guess, I would say they were parties held in order to increase/promote company "spirit." Like "esprit de corps."

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    Re: haunted headquarter weekends, chilli cooking competitions, and spirit parties

    Oh, I would never guess the meaning of these expressions without your help!
    Are they really common in American companies' literature?

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