A Dave Fun Quiz: Greeting Card Theme Codes
Greeting cards are organized by "theme codes" (or were, back in the fin de siecle). They were normally four letters long, and were supposed to tell you the general overall point of any given sentiment. Sometimes they were about the punchline (GGAG stood for "gift gag"--a joke where you promise a gift on the outside, and there's some twist when you open the card), but mostly they were designed for serious cards (such as SELD, for "seldom say"--"I love you all the time, even though I only buy you cards on our anniversary." Very popular in male captions.)
Here are ten greeting card sentiment theme codes. Can you suss out what they stand for?
5. TOY or THOY
6. QLIF or QLIFE
Answers later. I'm a little busy right now.
(Greeting card people who participate will, of course, face a much steeper grading curve. Even if you worked at American Greetings and not Hallmark, I still assume you know Hallmark's theme codes. After all, American Greetings copied everything else...)
UPDATE: I've posted the answers here.