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What is "joy" for English people?

Date Submitted: 02-Feb-2010
From: Gulnaz Shiko
Subject: What is "joy" for English people?
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I'm working at my research work. I need to get answers from English people who live in England for the following questions: What is "joy" for you? What is your first reaction? What is your association with this word? Be so kind to answer them, please.