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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I'm also watching TV, chatting to my friend Helen and eating, so it's not that totally boring, but I can't be alone in finding a discussion about NI numbers just a little banal.
    So you felt the need to invent a conspiracy theory?

    Also there's a solution called not posting in threads you find banal.

    In answer to the original thread, I have no idea what mine is or where the piece of paper with it is on is for that matter.
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    (Original post by heirloom)
    I was also being sarcastic but it didnt really translate well. I'll keep the eye roll thing in mind. And with regards to the sarcmark I think it was patented back in 2009/10, newspapers did stories about how it was going to take off and up an end to confusion in texts. Anyone with eyes could see that it wasnt going to happen
    It looks like a drunk question mark trying to do a cartwheel. It didn't stand a chance.
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    I've memorised mine, but only by accident as I've had to write it down so often.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    So you felt the need to invent a conspiracy theory?

    Also there's a solution called not posting in threads you find banal.

    In answer to the original thread, I have no idea what mine is or where the piece of paper with it is on is for that matter.
    How could I not post here? Everyone else was.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    It looks like a drunk question mark trying to do a cartwheel. It didn't stand a chance.
    I think its loosely based on a question mark because Alcanter de Brahm in the 19th century suggested using a backward question mark to denote irony
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    i know mine. it's not that difficult. think of it as being two more digits on your atm card's pin number, sinmple


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    I don't think we're meant to, but it's probably a good idea to know it. The only time I've ever used mine is for applying for my provisional.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    So you felt the need to invent a conspiracy theory?

    Also there's a solution called not posting in threads you find banal.

    In answer to the original thread, I have no idea what mine is or where the piece of paper with it is on is for that matter.
    Piece of paper?

    You'll find it on a card. And for that reason, you'd think you'd find it in your wallet...

    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    i know mine. it's not that difficult. think of it as being two more digits on your atm card's pin number, sinmple
    PINs are 4 digits.. NI numbers are two letters, six digits, and a final letter. That's two more digits plus three letters.

    Also, "ATM card".. lolwut?


    I know mine, but I wouldn't suggest going out of your way to learn it.. there's really no need.
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    (Original post by FO12DY)
    PINs are 4 digits.. NI numbers are two letters, six digits, and a final letter. That's two more digits plus three letters.
    yes, i said it was pin + two digits = 6 digits - So I was right. I wasn't going on about the letters so stop trying to be a smart arse and quoting me, bye now.
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    (Original post by FO12DY)
    Piece of paper?

    You'll find it on a card. And for that reason, you'd think you'd find it in your wallet...
    They don't do those cards anymore. Turned 16 after they made the switch, it comes in a letter now, much less convenient.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    They don't do those cards anymore. Turned 16 after they made the switch, it comes in a letter now, much less convenient.
    It will soon go to email, then in a year or two, Facebook and then finally just a tweet. Government cuts.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It will soon go to email, then in a year or two, Facebook and then finally just a tweet. Government cuts.
    Facebook would be brilliant, at least I wouldn't lose it.
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    My parents both do. I sort of do, but I always carry the card around with me to double check.
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    (Original post by Coffeegirl)
    how many do?
    I don't know it by heart and was thinking maybe i should learn it?
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    You don't have to memorise it but it does come in handy.
    I've had to write it down in applications and forms so many times that i've memorised it by now...
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    I knew mine after the first time I've already seen it.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    They don't do those cards anymore. Turned 16 after they made the switch, it comes in a letter now, much less convenient.
    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It will soon go to email, then in a year or two, Facebook and then finally just a tweet. Government cuts.
    Oh I didn't know that!

    Yeah that isn't so great. Then maybe it would be easier to memorise.. unless you really don't have that sort of brain.
 
 
 
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