Advent symbols and traditions
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In Catholicism, The great Os, sometimes called “Major Antiphons”, or “O before the Christmas”, are antiphonies sung of Vespers of Advent in the week preceding the Feast of the Nativity. Tradition had been respected since about the eighth century in … Read More

English Translation Style Guide for EU – Writing English – ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
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ABBREVIATIONS General. The prime consideration when using abbreviations should be to help the reader. First, then, they should be easily understood. So when an abbreviation that may not be familiar to readers first occurs, it is best to write out … Read More

Communications
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Communication is the process of exchanging information, usually via common system of symbols. It takes a wide variety of forms, from two people having a face-to-face conversation, to hand signals, to messages sent over global telecommunication networks. The process of … Read More

Brand
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McDonald’s, represented by the Golden Arches, is one of the world’s most famous brands In marketing, a brand is the symbolic embodiment of all the information connected with a company, product or service. A brand typically includes a name, logo, … Read More

Progressive jackpot
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A progressive jackpot is a jackpot (highest payoff) for a gaming machine (usually a slot machine or video poker machine) where the value of the jackpot increases a small amount for every game played. Normally multiple machines are “linked” together … Read More

History of slot machines
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Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn, New York developed a gambling machine in 1891 that could be considered a precursor to the modern slot machine. It contained 5 drums holding a total of 50 card faces and was based on poker. … Read More

Playing cards
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A playing card is a typically hand-sized piece of heavy paper or thin plastic used for playing card games. A complete set of cards is a pack or deck. Playing cards are often used as props in magic tricks, as … Read More

Romanian traditions: Mărţişor
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Mărţişor is one of the best Romanian traditions, celebrated in the beginning of the Spring, on March 1st. The tradition’s name is the diminutive of March (in Romanian: Martie). The men offer to the women a talisman object also called … Read More

Valentine’s Day
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Valentine’s Day (also called St Valentine’s Day) is observed by Western and Western-influenced cultures on February 14, as a cultural and multinational type where lovers express their feelings to each other by sending greeting cards and gifts, and dating. Saint … Read More