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pari

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THAI,THAILAND
When we hand out a pamphlet of infomation in the street.
Do we call it 'info bill' ? or just 'hand out' or just 'pamphlet'?
 
  • FRENFR

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    English
    A pamflet is something which has alot of information. It has a sense of a lot of pages.

    A leaflet is a snigle piece of paper with information on it which can be distributed in numbers (alot of them).

    A flyer is a leaflet, but it indicates that it goes into people's homes, through their letterbox. The other 2 do not.


    An info bill = I have never heard of this. Maybe it's American.
     

    french4beth

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    US-English
    Never heard of "info bill".

    As Frenfr mentioned, a 'pamphlet' is a booklet, so 'flyer', 'leaflet' or possibly 'handbill' would be correct in this context.
     

    pari

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    THAI,THAILAND
    Thanks Frenfr, just wonder is there any other verbs that will go with them besides 'hand them out' or 'distribute them'?
     

    pari

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    THAI,THAILAND
    Is it possible to write 'pamflet' and 'pamphlet'? I don't know this ,may be a lot of words with 'ph' have been replaced by 'f'. Any other examples please?
     

    french4beth

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    US-English
    pari said:
    Is it possible to write 'pamflet' and 'pamphlet'? I don't know this ,may be a lot of words with 'ph' have been replaced by 'f'. Any other examples please?
    No, the correct spelling is 'pamphlet'.

    You can also "pass out" pamphlets & flyers.

    I can't think of any examples where 'f' has replaced 'ph'.

    One example of the opposite occurring - the neologism 'phreak' (from the words 'phone' + 'freak'). This refers to someone who illegally uses the phone system to make free long distance calls, kind of like a computer hacker illegally uses the Internet to wreak havoc.
     
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