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Offline FosseWay

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2018, 05:06:01 PM »
What on earth is the description for X supposed to mean?  ???

I've seen this list verbatim elsewhere, so it's not a typo in this thread.

My other thought is that this is a very anglocentric series. There are max two items that are neither generically British nor specifically English. One is the Loch Ness Monster. The other is the mackintosh - but although it was invented by a Scot it is not specifically Scottish as the garments are found all over. Nothing from Wales or Northern Ireland at all.

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2018, 06:10:27 PM »
I believe Kena had a theory for the X, I unfortunately can not remember what he thought it was though.

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2018, 07:35:24 PM »
I believe Kena had a theory for the X, I unfortunately can not remember what he thought it was though.
I’ve been trying to work it out.  X marks the spot??!  Two forum members came up with quite plausible possibilities for X but the actual one sounds as contrived as I thought it might be.  Was there a ship with a name starting with X??  Or a name of a type of ship starting with X?

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2018, 07:39:01 PM »
This thread is much to long and tangential.

Which tangents do you think deserve their own thread?

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2018, 07:43:15 PM »
Would be nice to have this 10p series split off into its own thread. I did not know until now that there were plans afoot to do issue such a large series. I thought this thread referred only to 50p, 1ppund and 2pound coins since as far as I know, those are typically the denominations for circulation

I learnt X is for Xylophone. Now when I think about it, why would anyone teach such an obscure word to small children

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2018, 07:45:11 PM »
Would be nice to have this 10p series split off into its own thread. I did not know until now that there were plans afoot to do issue such a large series.

Good idea.

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I learnt X is for Xylophone. Now when I think about it, why would anyone teach such an obscure word to small children

Because there are so few English words starting with x, perhaps? Do we really even need the letter?

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2018, 07:53:37 PM »
I’ve been trying to work it out.  X marks the spot??!  Two forum members came up with quite plausible possibilities for X but the actual one sounds as contrived as I thought it might be.  Was there a ship with a name starting with X??  Or a name of a type of ship starting with X?

I think that 'X marks the spot' was indeed what Ken wrote.

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2018, 09:36:59 PM »
http://agaunews.com/portfolio-items/2015-alphabet-coin-collection-royal-australian-mint/

The above-referenced website has the colorized silver versions of Australia's alphabet coins.  I have a set of the aluminum-bronze dollars issued for the birth of Princess Charlotte.
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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2018, 08:04:11 PM »



What some of the 10p coins look like. Image of the Westminster Collection website. I don't really like the designs (the letters being in all kinds of fonts, shapes, sizes and places). Though they will apparently be available at a reasonable price (2.50 pounds).

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2018, 11:30:35 PM »
Yes, it was X marks that spot that me and some others came up when trying to determine what a ship off the shore of a coast might mean.

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2018, 06:34:54 PM »
This went live on 9th Feb, which is where the list comes from -
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2965802

(a) a depiction of the Angel of the North and the letter A; or

(b) a view down a gun barrel with the James Bond logo and the letter B; or

(c) a cricketer striking a ball and the letter C; or

(d) a depiction of a double-decker bus and the letter D; or

(e) a depiction of an English breakfast and the letter E; or

(f) a depiction of fish and chips and the letter F; or

(g) a globe with a marked line to indicate the Greenwich Meridian and the letter G; or

(h) the badge of the Houses of Parliament and the letter H; or

(i) an ice cream cone and the letter I; or

(j) a depiction of the Gold State Coach and the letter J; or

(k) a depiction of King Arthur and the knights of the round table with the letter K; or

(l) a depiction of the Loch Ness Monster and the letter L; or

(m) a Mackintosh and the letter M; or

(n) a stethoscope and the letter N to denote the National Health Service; or

(o) a sprig of oak with an acorn and the letter O; or

(p) a postbox on a street and the letter P; or

(q) a depiction of people queuing through the letter Q; or

(r) a robin and the letter R; or

(s) a view of Stonehenge and the letter S; or

(t) a steaming tea pot and the letter T; or

(u) part of a Union Flag and the letter U; or

(v) a depiction of a village street and the letter V; or

(w) a spider’s web and the letter W; or

(x) a ship off the shore of a coast and the letter X; or

(y) a Yeoman Warder and a key with the letter Y; or

(z) a zebra crossing and the letter Z.
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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2018, 09:23:22 PM »
Well done on being the first to publish it here. The Gazette had nothing new for weeks, so I gave up looking at it.

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2018, 09:59:55 PM »
Personally I think we could come up with a better alphabet of British things -

(b) for Battered Mars Bars

(c) for Celebrity Big Brother - a British invention we should be proud of.  Although the Dutch invented Big Brother itself.

(h) for House of Lords - Isn't it wonderful having an unelected house full of toffs to tell us what to do.

(j) for Jordan - no not the country - this one

(l) for Leyland - British Leyland

(m) for Mail - yes the Daily Mail that staple of Britishness.

(p) for Passports - Blue is the "in" colour.

(r) for Royals - and specifically all the hangers on we're not really sure are royal

(s) for Salad Cream - if you've never tasted this then you don't know what you are missing.

(w) for World cup and all the times we've won it.
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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2018, 10:26:01 PM »
Or (p) as in "taking the" ?  ;)

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Re: Alphabet series
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2018, 10:28:40 PM »
Or (p) as in "taking the" ?  ;)

The whole idea of this 10p series I think is suitable for that comment!

(t) could be for Ten Pence coin - to commemorate the 10p commemorative coin series of 2018.
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