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Avanzado 1 22.11.10

Posted by maribel on 30/11/2010

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically the busiest retail shopping day of the year. Many consider it the “official” beginning to the Christmas season. One theory about the origin of the name is that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss for most of the year (January through November) and made their profit during the holiday season. When this would be recorded in the financial records, common accounting practices would use red ink to show negative amounts and black ink to show positive amounts. Black Friday is the beginning of the period where retailers would no longer have losses (the red) and instead take in the year’s profits (the black).

Another theory comes from the fact that shopping experience on this day can be extremely stressful. The term is used as a comparison to the extremely stressful and chaotic experience of Black Tuesday.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2010

A few English idioms related to colours

HW:

Reading handout

Use of English handout

Choose the word handout

TB pg Reading pg.

Exercise 1Aa

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