Sorry - I accept the correction. Should have been "yore teacher" cause
hes been around for Ever or "yaw teacher" cause hes swaying slightly (
Or "that ignorant b**** who is wanting me to do some work and hasnt
written the answer on the blackboard"
You left out one important feature. Brass has the appearance of gold to the
untrained eye. Gold has been cherished as long as it's been known, so
anything that appears to emulate it tends to be desirable.
Along with what others have said about "easy to clean" and it's shiny
and looks nice, just plain old "That's how we've always done it."
Before machine engraving was available, they would have been of cast
metal. Iron and brass/bronze were the common products for casting.
Cast iron rusted, and all other materials were either too soft, or too
hard. And casting supported "raised lettering" too, which direct
engraving tends not to (or at least is more cost intensive).
"> Your implies ownership: "your pen" , "your kipper" etc
That's OK, Andrew! Your friendly admonition is greatly acceptable. Thanks!
RCM has become a haven for those that abuse the English language...
Frankly, I tend to pass over messages couched in careless vernacular, such
as the misuse of pronouns. Some RCM respondents have the proclivity to
inject the appearance of "ignorance" in their messages as if this will
elicit more accurate answers from the readership. I think not!
"Robert Swinney" wrote: (clip) There is a large monument in Paris, built
completley from melted-down bronze cannon.
Beat *your* swords into plowshares.
Cast *your* cannon into nameplates.
*You're* the one who makes the choices.
*Your* teacher is the one who asks the questions.
It would be rather silly to use a brass nameplate on the inside wall,
since the diplomae and certificates displayed there identify the
Let's hope the doc actually did her own homework and earned her
"Don Foreman" wrote: Let's hope the doc actually did her own homework and
earned her diplomae....
When I was in school, learning to repair Multi's, we were given "problems"
on the machines to diagnose and fix, and we were allowed to use any of the
facilities available in the classroom. One of the students used the phone,
to call Tech Support.
Then there are those of us who have a maimed little finger and have a
devil of a time getting to the ' key, so have over the years, on these
informal newsgroups...shortcutted to "your" rather than the more
Its homage to the goals of Liberal mandated outcome based
education..where spelng relay don mattr juz as lon az you feal gud
The aim of untold millions is to be free to do exactly as they choose
and for someone else to pay when things go wrong.
In the past few decades, a peculiar and distinctive psychology
has emerged in England. Gone are the civility, sturdy independence,
and admirable stoicism that carried the English through the war years
. It has been replaced by a constant whine of excuses, complaints,
and special pleading. The collapse of the British character has been
as swift and complete as the collapse of British power.
Still, it corrodes rather less readily than mild steel, for example.
And, perhaps more importantly, a little corrosion on a name plate
doesn't look too ugly. Sometimes it produces quite a nice patina.