Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What's the difference? Parley vs Parlay

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Parley - (n) - speech or conversation; (v) - to discuss terms, to hold discussion with

ex: The county school board hopes to parley with teacher over a new contract.

Parlay - (n) - from  French and Italian parole - ''words, promises'' - However, now it means ''to exploit.''

ex: He luckily parlayed a meager $100 investment into a Fortune 500 company.

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