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    Any idea where this word came from, and is it a word you like to use.

    I dont like the word myself

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    I don't really like the word.I prefer the term client .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bollocks View Post
    Any idea where this word came from, and is it a word you like to use.

    I dont like the word myself
    I presume it comes from the word punt as in to gamble as I'm sure you will agree it is a bit of a gamble going to see an escort you may not have seen before (review system helps) but by taking this punt you are then affectionately known as a punter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bollocks View Post
    Any idea where this word came from, and is it a word you like to use.

    I dont like the word myself

    Sure. It comes from any industry where the person buys something. Or bets. Punters are market shoppers, betting shop clients, anyone who buys something. I like the word myself, but then I'm fond of prossie too.
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    Its origin is in the European game of baccarat known as punto banco, where the players, i.e., those who stake against the bank ("banco"), are known as punters, from the Italian (and Spanish) term punto, meaning "a point”. From there, it started to refer to gamblers generally, and then, informally to a customer of any sort.
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    I thought a punter was a bloke who steered a boat with a long pole

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    if Im saying it relation to something possitive then its clients, customers, the opposite is true for punter usually.

    par example, in general terms, punters give less of a shit than clients do


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