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Old 01-10-2019, 11:17 AM
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Yes, 14k gold is not pure; 24k is. It's not even the 'better' of the gold alloys commonly used for jewelry, that would be 18k. From there you drop to 10k, mostly used in cheap-ass high school rings. So 14k is not that impressive.
But the question isnít how impressive it is; the question is whether people say it, not whether they should. And from a quick google, the term sure does seem to get used by folks regardless of how little it may impress either you or me.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:24 AM
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A lot of people also say, "All that glitters is not gold" when they mean, "Not all that glitters is gold," another pet peeve of mine.

Two prospectors on the hunt. "Well, lookee here. I think I found gold!"

"Does it glitter?"

"It sure does!"

"Move on, then; it's not gold."
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:34 AM
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A lot of people also say, "All that glitters is not gold" when they mean, "Not all that glitters is gold," another pet peeve of mine.

Two prospectors on the hunt. "Well, lookee here. I think I found gold!"

"Does it glitter?"

"It sure does!"

"Move on, then; it's not gold."
I quite agree, and am also peeved when people say "All is not..." when they mean "Not all is"; but maybe you can blame Shakespeare for this one, and maybe he was guided by considerations of poetic meter rather than logic.

Still, I do prefer Bilbo Baggins's version.
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