OT: When people say "mint condition" they mean...
A bit off topic, but something that is getting more common and constantly drives me nuts. Apparently nobody knows what "mint condition" means anymore. Unless I'm the misguided one, mint refers to "fresh from the mint" and should essentially mean a perfect copy, correct? Why then do so many people in for sale forums list items as "mint condition" only to show an item with multiple scratches, brassing, dings, and other imperfections? Seems they just arbitrarily throw 'mint' into the description just to get a hit.
I see it all the time with camera gear and just about everything else, and it seems to be getting worse. Damnit people!!! Quit calling it mint unless it's perfect!!!!! Learn the definition and stop using words you don't understand.
Just another small example of society at large getting dumber.
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|Oct 17, 2011|
|Oct 17, 2011|
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