Golden Bull


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Golden Bull

A slang term for $1,000 in Hong Kong. The term refers to the color of $1,000 banknotes. See also: Hong Kong dollar.
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It is often forgotten that Voltaire wrote the renowned phrase not primarily as a reference to the HRE of the time he wrote it in 1756, but as a closing line at the end of his treatment of the Golden Bull of 1356.
Ron Ball, Warwickshire's new police and crime commssioner, said: "I'm just in the process of agreeing targets for Warwickshire Police force and winning a Golden Bull award won't be one of them.
Other Golden Bull winners included NHS North Staffordshire for its management nonsense.
The Golden Bull awards recognise the year's most baffling examples of gobbledegook.
Other Golden Bull winners include NHS Lanarkshire for a staff document which used the sentence: "These are cascaded to senior staff across the organisation through to frontline staff via a structured mechanism to facilitate ownership of data.
Which is why this column took the liberty of entering it for this year's Golden Bull Awards, run by the Plain English Campaign and awarded annually to those spouting gobbledygook.
The group's "booby" prizes are in two categories: The Golden Bull Awards and the Foot in Mouth Award--that last for speech rather than writing.
310/459-4544); enjoy steak and potatoes and fascinating people-watching at the venerable Golden Bull ($$; dinner daily; 170 W.
The European Commission has won a Golden Bull award from the self-appointed English-language watchdog, the Plain English Campaign, for the year's worst example of gobbledygook - the "Innovate for a Competitive Europe" consultation paper from DG Enterprise.
Since 1981, they've been keeping tabs on the writers of complicated sentences and nominating the very worst offenders for their Golden Bull Award.
Over a quarter of a century the pressure group has produced books including Writing Plain English, Small Print and Gobbledygook -- and launched an awards ceremony, rewarding the worst offenders with gongs including a wastepaper basket, parcel of tripe and a golden bull trophy.
to the Empire he gave an imperial constitution (the Golden Bull of 1356) which reflected its nature as a unique federation.