Button vs. Badge vs. Pin
On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Simon Brown wrote:
> > > What's a button?
> > It's a 2.25 inch piece of circular metal, with a pin on the back and
> > a picture on the front.
> Surely this is a badge....
True, I think the term badge makes more sense, but to confuse
things, here, that is what a police officer carries to prove they can lock
you up. In France/Belgium, a 'pin' is called 'un pins' (even if it is
singular), call it 'un pin' and they'll laugh. Bonus points to the
person who can say why. . .