I’m not sure and don’t actually know whether is there a suitable place to ask you (cheeky ) to check my homework.
Below is a piece of quick (up to 15 minutes) free-style writing on ‘junk mail’ topic
With a dictionary
Main point of this particular exercise is:
1. Free-for-all – what does this phrase mean? Can you think of another meaning other than the literal translation?
[size=150]Junk mail free-for-all: Gratis versus Libre?[/size]
Well, the expression free-for-all is actually ambiguous.
On the one hand, the word free is doubly attractive to people, as it relates to liberty/freedom, that is the thing we’re all (more or less) lack of, and to gratis that means ‘free of charge’.
On the other hand, each time when you got something unwanted that is clamed to be ‘for free’, you have the full rights to consider it as a violent act that breaks your own freedom.
Another unpleasant meaning of free-for-all is ‘ordinary’ or even ‘of(?) low quality’.
Most people like to think of themselves as the very special person and normally want to have some exceptional, exclusive offers. This kind of human’s ‘inferiority complex’ is the main reason why all those persuasive phrases, like ‘Special offer’, ‘Only for you’, ‘The best’, and ‘Exclusive’ are even more attractive for most people than just ‘Even cheaper!’ and ‘Great discount!’
Last but not least, most of us perhaps know very well and from own experience that the lion’s share of what free-for-all posts actually offer is (are?) very like to that ‘free lunch’ from the (a?) classic proverb that is, in fact, just a crafty hook to force us to pay further - and probably, even twice as much! Free cheese in a mousetrap. Lucrative mailshot business, aiming to you… among the multitude…
I suppose that quite many people would definitely prefer to take their own choice, opt out unwanted posts and generally take their stand on the attitude like ‘Be sure in your own free choice and pay the price for what you actually want.’
Note to moderators: sorry my choice of the forum’s section… I don’t mind if you move the topic to a more suitable place, at your own choice