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Re: "second only to the HTC Desire 610 and Moto G"

Slightly OT.

We use the term "second rate" nowadays to mean that something isn't any good. But in the RN ship classification, second rate meant a big, strong battleship that was only inferior to the very biggest ships of all. Even a 6th rate was strong enough to engage in an actual shooting battle. It was when you got past 6th rate that you were down with the little ships and the boats.

Even the captain of a third rate thought of himself as a pretty grand fromage in the general scheme of things; Nelson spent a lot of his career on second and third rates, and a good, rot free second rate was better than an old first rate.

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