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#172710 - 01/21/08 11:29 AM Cordon Bleu
DarrylT Offline

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1
I find it interesting that in many competitions, in the US, a blue ribbon only marks the entry as above average; Grand Champion ribbons are purple, and then there is reserve champion, before one reaches down to blue.

#172819 - 01/23/08 12:15 AM Re: Cordon Bleu [Re: DarrylT]
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Champion and reserve champion sound like animal show terms. Maybe the merely above average become cordon bleu rather than earning a blue ribbon??

#172840 - 01/24/08 07:58 AM Re: Cordon Bleu [Re: DarrylT]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Is that in all kinds of sports?

purple ribbon

Apperently a purple ribbon is also one of what I found are "awareness ribbons". And there is a blue one as well.

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