How pedantic are banks?

On 14/11/2014 20:35, Uncle Peter wrote:


I will pass on a tip given to me many years ago: It is much easier to copy a signature if you turn it upside down. That way, you are copying the shapes without unconsciously imposing your own writing style on them.
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Although in fact the banks do not check signatures on low value cheques. Years ago when I had a retail business my staff on occasions accepted unsigned cheques. I signed them (with no idea what the genuine signature looked like). They always went through without a problem
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On 15/11/2014 13:44, PJK wrote:

This was when I worked for an import/export company. Customers would often make mistakes when completing Customs declaration forms, so it was common practice to fill in another form correctly and, rather than delay the presentation of documents by returning them for the customer's signature, one of the senior clerks would copy the signature from the original form. It probably didn't matter what the signature was (one customer never completed a form and one of the senior clerks always signed the form without knowing what the signature should look like). However, it was a matter of principle to try to get it to look as close to the original as possible.
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When I was a student in the 1970's I was surprised to find that the Head of Department hated signing anything.
His senior secretary had a rubber stamp of his signature !!
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Not particularly unusual, I believe.

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Cool, never thought of that!
P.S. why do people say "unconsciously" instead of "subconsciously"? It would be very difficult to write a signature, even your own, if you were unconscious.
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On 15/11/2014 16:57, Uncle Peter wrote: ...

Unconsciously means without conscious thought, which does not equate to being unconscious.
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Subconsciously is far more clear. "Your subconscious mind" is clear. "You unconscious mind" could mean you're passed out.
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On 15/11/2014 20:20, Uncle Peter wrote:

I suppose whether it is clear or not depends upon how well you know the language.
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Unconscious has a simple meaning, it means you passed out. Subconscious always means your autonomic half of your brain. Why use an ambiguous term?
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On 16/11/2014 19:35, Uncle Peter wrote:

That is only one meaning of the word. I suggest you refer to a dictionary:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/unconscious
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Maybe so, but you're being ambiguous if you use it. SUBconscious is far more clear, and it's the only word I ever heard for most of my life. In recent times they seem to have changed to use unconscious more, which to me is what paramedics deal with.
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