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Old 4th September 2019, 22:39   #2686
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Foolscap and quarto were our standard sizes. Quarto was the one that got replaced by A4.

There were many quaintly-named paper sizes, none of which I can remember now. Oh wait, I think that folio might have been a paper size.
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Old 4th September 2019, 22:44   #2687
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Saw this at a stationery store
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Sorry, But where's the quirky part?
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I don't know today but definitely in the 20th century the correct spelling was foolscap paper.
A lot of people think the correct spelling is "fullscape", hence the confusion I guess.
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There were many quaintly-named paper sizes, none of which I can remember now. Oh wait, I think that folio might have been a paper size.


'Legal' and 'Executive' sized paper are still in vogue - the former is used when printing documents for filing of plaints filed in courts and the latter when a (high level) functionary (of a company / organisation) writes a personal letter using his designation.

Guess the A-B-J etc. sizes got standardised with the advent of inkjet / laserjet printers (for dot matrix printers we used 84 - 132 - 156 column paper sizes, if I remember correctly).
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'Legal' and 'Executive' sized paper are still in vogue...
Are you speaking of India? I didn't know about those two.
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Yes - I guess 'Legal' size must be unique to India, and are almost always green coloured paper. Not just legal plaints - even property registration documents are printed on this size of paper.

Looks as though you have never been involved any (il)legal shenanigans or property transactions, Thad!

Actually, I thought that 'Executive' sized paper must be fairly common, because it is generally known as 'Executive Bond' paper - it is thicker (120 or 150 gsm) with a subtle off-white colour, and there are varieties which have minute rippled surface, which gives them a nice heavy texture.

Just remembered something more from dot matrix printer days - there used to be a 'fanfold' (i.e. continuous stationery) and a separate German standard 'fanfold' - these sizes had to be separately indented from paper suppliers, as they were not usually used.

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I have been seeing this sign on the toll booth (?Sriperumbudur) for many years now. Looks like the sign is as damaged as the road now after getting thrashed by rains! Time to repair the sign? The road just doesn't show any improvement.
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Yes - I guess 'Legal' size must be unique to India, and are almost always green coloured paper. Not just legal plaints - even property registration documents are printed on this size of paper.

Looks as though you have never been involved any (il)legal shenanigans or property transactions, Thad!
My wife and I bought our house. Also, our marriage certificate, under the Special Marriage Act, is hand-typed, on green paper. I had always assumed the paper to be foolscap, and never thought to measure it!

There is a packet of foolscap printer paper on my shelf. First time I have seen such a thing in decades!
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Sorry, But where's the quirky part?
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I don't know today but definitely in the 20th century the correct spelling was foolscap paper.
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Foolscap and quarto were our standard sizes. Quarto was the one that got replaced by A4.
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A lot of people think the correct spelling is "fullscape", hence the confusion I guess.
Yes, my bad

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After seeing lots of Memes about new Apple iPhone 11, here's one from Tata Motors.
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Spotted last evening @ Mahim. What an iOpportunist:

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Spotted last evening @ Mahim. What an iOpportunist:

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This is actually not the actual iService. Bangalore and Delhi has iService for years. They were the first non authorised Apple service centre to open up which gave some assurance on quality of work.

Now they even stock OE apple spares.

Coincidentally my dad's iPhone is with them in Bangalore after he dropped it in a gutter.

Theres another store iRepair as well.
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Found these funny pictures on twitter.
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Found these funny pictures on twitter.
Hey that's the information they are giving to girls, if they are looking for some hanky panky.

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Found these funny pictures on twitter.
The "GIRL" appears to have been photoshopped. It isn't consistent with the other letters.
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