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if not salesclerk, then what...?


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people working in retail settings

%salesclerk% = not one bloody AoA hit in year

%stocking clerk% = crikey mikey, the same
%stock clerk% = gawblimey near zippo

%sales clerk% = only 4 bloody AoA total hits in a year

 

staff & employee more promising...

but what else, especially UK equivalents...?

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Never heard of someone referred to as a clerk in the UK. Reminds me of book keeping maybe, but it sounds like a very old fashioned term to me.

 

p.s. UK terms, what Ian said.

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Some searches for %sales person%  and %salesperson% indicated on AoA for the past year.

 

"Sales associate" (a promotion from "sales clerk") is now common in Canada, but not with Alamy searchers apparently.

 

 

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2 hours ago, geogphotos said:

 

cashier

checkout operator

checkout staff

checkout worker

sales staff

shop worker

retail staff

shelf stacker

shelf stocker

sales advisor

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Try salesclerk in Google Translate. Choose a couple of different languages to translate into.

It gives possible equivalents with some frequency info.

All are very US and not very UK oriented.

 

I tried French:

 

saleswoman,
seller,
clerk,
sales clerk,
shopgirl,

seller,
vendor,
dealer,
salesman,
salesperson,
clerk.

 

- and Spanish:

dependent,
employee,
salesman,
shop assistant,
salesclerk,
sales assistant,
seller,
vendor,
salesman,
trader,
salesclerk,
cattleman.

 

Then I tried salesclerk in Thesaurus.com:

agent
auctioneer
businessperson
clerk
dealer
marketer
merchant
peddler
representative
retailer
salesgirl
salesman
salesperson
saleswoman
shopkeeper
storekeeper
trader
vender
vendor
sales help
tradesperson

 

Again more US than UK oriented, probably because of the word salesclerk.

 

My guess after going through AoA is that clients look for shops and shoppers not sales persons.

 

wim

 

 

 
   
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thanks for responses  👍  👍  👍 

from dearth to deluge!!!  😱  😱  😱 

now must employ AoA %XXX% over & over

try to find UCO ~5 most often properly used words-phrases mentioned...

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1 hour ago, FocusUno said:

thanks for responses  👍  👍  👍 

from dearth to deluge!!!  😱  😱  😱 

now must employ AoA %XXX% over & over

try to find UCO ~5 most often properly used words-phrases mentioned...

 

Watch more British tv. 😉 We're inundated with American tv here, don't think it goes the other way so much - dodgy accents!

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6 hours ago, Steve F said:

 

Watch more British tv. 😉 We're inundated with American tv here, don't think it goes the other way so much - dodgy accents!

 

If my memory is correct FocusUno can do a great Dick van Dyke impression from Mary Poppins. Cor blimey matey 😁

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