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robjen
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 10:55:04 PM
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I have heard of an British English word that means a brochure. I don't remember what it is.

Could someone please help me? Thanks a lot.
L.Rai
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:18:05 AM

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Dear Robjen:

I think it may be the word pamphlet. However, I am not a Native BE speaker so I could be wrong.

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:08:16 AM

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Two more possible words would be leaflet or booklet, but I don't know which words are exclusively used in British English.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:37:52 AM

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Also a folder or hand-out.


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thar
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:55:12 AM

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Yes, you might need to be more specific, because 'brochure' is used in BrE.


If you don't mind insulting the brochure, then bumph is a nice word. I don't know if they say that in AmE? Not sure.

Quote:
bumf
noun [ U ] also bumph

printed information, such as an advertisement or official document, that is usually unwanted and not interesting:

I got a load of bumf from my bank in the post today.
Romany
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:21:00 AM
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Yes, 'bumph' is how we usually spell it - to disguise the fact that "bum f....." means "bum fodder."

It's an old military term meaning that the contents of certain letters, orders, tactics are fit for nothing more than to be used as toilet paper by the troops.
L.Rai
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:33:48 PM

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Bumph, not AE but great word nonetheless. We usually call that stuff "recycle"

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CamNewton
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:45:05 PM
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Out of curiosity, is "junk mail" used much in BrE?
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 1:20:21 AM

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CamNewton wrote:
Out of curiosity, is "junk mail" used much in BrE?


Yes it is but bumph can mean more things than just junk mail, I brought a new electrical appliance and as well as the English instruction booklet in the box there were French and German ones these were bumph.

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