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"When the bill arrived, Diaz told the teen, 'Look, I guess you're going to have to pay for this bill 'cause you have my money and I can't pay for this. So if you give me my wallet back, I'll gladly treat you.'".
Please, in the sentence above, does the word "treat" mean "reward"?
The text is a real talk that took place in NYC. Is it casual English or just an American expression/slang?
Last edited by buggles; 13-Apr-2008 at 20:05. Reason: missing "
She may well have chosen her words carefully. To say 'reward' perpetuates the idea that 'Sure, I'll be honest - if somebody pays me to be!' , which at rock bottom is what a reward is.