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Re: BUG

Post by Thierry » Sun May 10, 2020 11:23 am

No one decided anyone was a bot here.
Hi bogs,

Didn't see anything wrong with your posts!

Hope you're going well and stay healthy.

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Re: BUG

Post by bogs » Sun May 10, 2020 11:30 am

And the same with you Thierry :)
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Re: BUG

Post by richmond62 » Sun May 10, 2020 1:52 pm

bogs! If you haven't worked out my status yet . . . . 8)

In some ways not dissimilar to yours.
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Re: BUG

Post by bogs » Sun May 10, 2020 2:44 pm

I don't mind the buzzing or the quoting, gaddy, just the incorrect interpretation at the end of a chain of posts, which is probably all the next person will read in all likelyhood, so if your going to do it, at least word it correctly is all I'm asking heh :P
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Re: BUG

Post by richmond62 » Sun May 10, 2020 4:18 pm

Although this post has all the earmarks of being a bot,
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I wondered how to interpret "earmarks".

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Re: BUG

Post by mwieder » Tue May 19, 2020 2:36 am

Huh. well, there are other definitions as well.
An Earmark refers to congressional provisions directing funds to be spent on specific projects (or directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees). Earmarks known as hard earmarks or hardmarks are found in legislation itself. Soft earmarks or softmarks are placed in the text of Congressional committee reports. Hard earmarks have the effect of law. Despite soft earmarks not having the effect of law, they are treated as if they were binding.[1] Legislators have historically sought to insert earmarks to direct specific amounts of money to organizations or projects in the member's home state or district.
https://ballotpedia.org/Earmarks

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Re: BUG

Post by SparkOut » Tue May 19, 2020 7:45 am

OK, now I will chime in and say that to me, it would be more normal (in Britland) to say something "bears the hallmarks of" to typify or compare, rather than earmarks. A hallmark being a (sometimes set of) stamp(s) in an article fashioned from gold or precious metal to indicate the maker and grade of the materials used, and sort of provide aprovenance. (Earmarks to me are like Mark indicsted, a tag to specify allocation of a resource - "No we can't use that cash to eat out tonight, it's earmarked to pay for car repairs.")

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Re: BUG

Post by richmond62 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:43 pm

Yes: I'd tend to favour "hallmarks".
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Presumably 'Britland' is a short way of saying the 'discombobulated Kingdom'. 8)

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Re: BUG

Post by mwieder » Tue May 19, 2020 4:54 pm

The sun never sets. Today I learned the history of "hallmark"...
Centuries ago, King Edward I of England decreed that gold and silver had to be tested and approved by master craftsmen before being sold. Later, London artisans were required to bring finished metal goods to Goldsmith's Hall to be checked, and if those items met the quality standards of the craft-masters there, they would be marked with a special stamp of approval. (The process is much the same today.) At first, people used hallmark to name that mark of excellence from Goldsmith's Hall, but over the years the word came to refer to any mark guaranteeing purity or genuineness, and eventually to name any sign of outstanding talent, creativity, or excellence.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hallmark

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Re: BUG

Post by bogs » Tue May 19, 2020 5:06 pm

I'll stick with earmark, i.e. if you describe it and it sounds like x, then likely it is x.
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Re: BUG

Post by mwieder » Tue May 19, 2020 5:28 pm

No, that's a duck.

(probably should know better than to ask this, but...)
What does a bot sound like?

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Re: BUG

Post by bogs » Tue May 19, 2020 5:52 pm

Well, I'd give you an example to read to yourself, but Klaus keeps deleting them so quickly~!
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Re: BUG

Post by jacque » Wed May 20, 2020 4:43 pm

My father used to make humerous hand-drawn greeting cards with a logo on the back: "A Halltree card, for those who can't afford the very best."

You might need to be American to understand. Or maybe you just need to be old.
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Re: BUG

Post by richmond62 » Wed May 20, 2020 7:09 pm

Hallmark did (and maybe still do, but I have been 'in exile' for years) have shops in Britain: in fact
I bought my Mum a birthday card in one of their shops in Taunton, in Somerset in about 1976.

Of course really top quality people are marked with birthmarks. 8)

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Re: BUG

Post by mwieder » Wed May 20, 2020 7:37 pm

...and the best Marks need no qualifier at all... :P (drops mic)

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