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At the local show I got these: two vaguely familiar badges (army good soldier awards?) and a parade badge from 1960.

What are the top two?

Cheaply made, one piece cast and painted enamel, yet still quite nice.

The Hungarian stuff is beginning to disappear though-

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Jeff, Charles,

Zsolt and I have discussed the different ways of translating ENELJARO versus KIVALO in other posts. While both could be translated as EXCELLENT Zsolt prefers to use EXCELLENT for KIVALO and MERITED (which doesn't really work in English) for ELENJARO. It would seem reasonable to translate these two words differently otherwise why would two different Hungarian words be used to inidcate the same thing? Any thoughts on this?



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Probably a matter of degree. I have zero Hungarian beyond the dictionary, so the subtleties are far beyond my ken, but if a native speaker could confirm that "merited" is 'less good' (awk!) than "distinguished" or "excellent", we'd have a definitive conception. I suspect there is a "ladder" or merit involved here: ("attractive,pretty,beautiful, gorgeous"). :rolleyes:

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