3405Re: [Czechlist] CHAT: Business partner
- Nov 3, 2000In a message dated 11/3/00 9:13:38 AM, mgrant@... writes:
>I think the giveaway is the mention of Bosch. Germans tend to useI think this is universal to the corporate world, and especially to the
>"Partner" in a manner similar to Czechs, so it creeps into the
>English of people who do business in Germany, even if the texts are
>written by native English speakers.
automotive industry, not just to those dealing with Germany.
>FWIW, I like "associate" in this context, although it doesn't haveThe trouble with "associate" is that, since the rise of Walmart, it has come
>the warm-fuzzy all-in-this-together connotations of "partner".
to mean the same thing as "employee", especially a low-level employee, like a
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