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Interesting Seattle Times article about the use of custom pins.

10-17-11

I ran across an article about custom lapel pins that I thought was an article from The Onion.

Using lapel pins for memorials and remembrance is very popular.  Whether the pin is an elegant gold die struck pin or an inexpensive etched pin, a lapel pin is used by many to simply show respect or acknowledgment.

The article I read used lapel pins for something I have never heard of custom pins being used for . . .how to spell a name.

The article came from The Seattle Times and emphasized the use of  lapel pins by the governor. Supporters handed out red rose lapel pins as a way to remind people how to pronounce and spell his name — “Rose-llini,” not “Ross-ellini.” The rose pins became his best-known political symbol.

What a clever idea!

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