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  1. #1 A real research in language studies 
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    If you are a member of an English-speaking community living in the UK please answer the following questions:

    1. What three words pop up in your mind when you hear/see/read the word "work"?

    2. Please continue the following phrase as you like: " work is..."

    Considering the social aspect of the study please specify your age, occupation and gender. This information is as necessary as your associations.

    Thank you VERY MUCH for your participation!!!! Your opinion is important!


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    dave, dairy, solitaire.
    My boss is named Dave, I work at a dairy, and I play solitaire most of the day.

    Work is pretty easy, unless I think about what I am actually doing vs. what I get paid. It is far from my career, but it gives me some spending money and it keeps gas in my car.


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    I'm not from the UK (from Holland), but since the word 'work' is allmost identical to our word 'werk' I take the liberty of filling in your questionaire anyway :wink: (btw, If you don't want non-UK ppl to awnser you poll, you'll have to substract one vote from 'yes').

    1. What three words pop up in your mind when you hear/see/read the word "work"?

    Plan, result, study

    2. Please continue the following phrase as you like: " work is..."

    work is what prevents me from being lazy if I have no work and no deadlines, I don't use my full capacity. With work I mean my study (I don't have a job yet).

    I guess my associations are pretty positive. Maybe that's because in dutch the word 'werk' is mostly used as in 'to have a job' or 'to have something to do', or 'to make work of something'. Which is usually a positive thing.

    Age: 21
    Occupation: Student (Human Geography, 2nd year)
    Gender: Male
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    Thanks a lot! I do value your opinion!!!!
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    Im a kid, so I might help a little.

    Im from america, same word

    1. Challenging/Result/Study

    2. Work is.... {fixing problems, creating, doing services for others}-
    ...for a sum
    A friend will call you in jail
    A close friend will visit you in jail
    A best friend will sit beside you in jail
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    I'm from Portugal so I guess this poll doesn't apply to me. I voted anyway: Work means something good to me :) Life without knowledge is boring!
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    1. What three words pop up in your mind when you hear/see/read the word "work"?
    Energy, joules, function (as in Work Function)

    2. Please continue the following phrase as you like: " work is..."
    ...force times distance.

    I'm sorry. I have physics on the mind right now.
    "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
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