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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2021, 09:15:10 PM »
Whew!  Have finally figured out what to do.  :)

Will sign off this particular  thread with  ... 

  _30_ 

So there!  :tongue:

~ ABC





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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2021, 09:30:51 PM »
Whew!  Have finally figured out what to do.  :)

Will sign off this particular  thread with  ... 

  _30_ 

So there!  :tongue:

~ ABC

-30- has been traditionally used by journalists in North America to indicate the end of a story or article that is submitted for editing and typesetting. It is commonly employed when writing on deadline and sending bits of the story at a time, via telegraphy, teletype, electronic transmission, or paper copy, as a necessary way to indicate the end of the article. It is also found at the end of press releases.

There are many theories as to how the usage came into being, and why it is found in North America but not in other Anglophone nations. One theory is that the journalistic employment of -30- originated from the number's use during the American Civil War era in the 92 Code of telegraphic shorthand, where it signified the end of a transmission and that it found further favor when it was included in the Phillips Code of abbreviations and short markings for common use that was developed by the Associated Press wire service. Telegraph operators familiar with numeric wire signals such as the 92 Code used these railroad codes to provide logistics instructions and train orders, and they adapted them to notate an article's priority or confirm its transmission and receipt. This meta-data would occasionally appear in print when typesetters included the codes in newspapers, especially the code for "No more – the end", which was presented as "- 30 -" on a typewriter.

A poignant example appeared in a sketch by famed WWII cartoonist Bill Mauldin who, in paying tribute to equally famed WWII battle correspondent Ernie Pyle just killed in action in the Pacific War by a Japanese sniper, simply drew an old-style correspondent's typewriter with a half-rolled sheet of paper that showed simply

"Ernie Pyle

-30- ".

This raises the question of why the number 30 was chosen by 19th century telegraphers to represent "the end". Folk etymology has it that it may have been a joking reference to the Biblical Book of John 19:30, which, in the popular King James Version, appears as:

"30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."


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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2021, 01:48:54 AM »
Hell's bells!  YIKES!!!  What have I done?

Have a feeling when I do check in later to see ...

My bitchslaps  will have increased once again!

Now what do I do? 

Quit posting altogether, worship at his feet ...

What ???   :-) :-) :-)

I don't know about you, but I'm proud of my bitchslaps. They're a badge of honor.  :rotf:

BTW, worshiping at dutch's feet doesn't buy you anything except wafting that special aroma he carries around. I've heard of that "aroma" and from what I gather, it's really not anything you truly want to get close to.
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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2021, 05:24:00 PM »
Hell's bells!  YIKES!!!  What have I done?

Have a feeling when I do check in later to see ...

My bitchslaps  will have increased once again!

Now what do I do? 

Quit posting altogether, worship at his feet ...

What ???   :-) :-) :-)

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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2021, 07:22:37 PM »

BTW, worshiping at dutch's feet doesn't buy you anything except wafting that special aroma he carries around. I've heard of that "aroma" and from what I gather, it's really not anything you truly want to get close to.

Uh oh! 

I see another bitchslap coming up for you darlin' ...  :-)
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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2021, 07:43:46 PM »
Uh oh! 

I see another bitchslap coming up for you darlin' ...  :-)

Well, hon, it wouldn't be the first time -- or the last.   :whistling:
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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2021, 07:44:19 PM »
With this crowd, just take pride in them.

You are correct my friend.  Hugs!

I shall do so from here on in! 

Bring 'em on guys!!!  I am a big girl & can take them. 

Well, not really ... 

Am only 5 foot, one & a half inches tall , but feisty as all get out when needed.  I am!  I am!  :rotf:

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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2021, 07:49:47 PM »
You are correct my friend.  Hugs!

I shall do so from here on in! 

Bring 'em on guys!!!  I am a big girl & can take them. 

Well, not really ... 

Am only 5 foot, one & a half inches tall , but feisty as all get out when needed.  I am!  I am!  :rotf:

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Re: Thanks again CC ...
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2021, 08:39:27 PM »
You are correct my friend.  Hugs!

I shall do so from here on in! 

Bring 'em on guys!!!  I am a big girl & can take them. 

Well, not really ... 

Am only 5 foot, one & a half inches tall , but feisty as all get out when needed.  I am!  I am!  :rotf:
...


...tell me you're a redhead...

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