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    #1

    long since lost.

    The Bharatiya Janata Party
    has long since lost its brand image of being a party
    “with a difference.” Even the joke about the BJP being a party “with differences” has begun to fray at the edges.

    What does the words in blue mean in this context?

    Does it mean that
    it lost it's brand image a long ago
    ?

    For further context:
    The Hindu : Opinion / Editorial : The knives are out.

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    #2

    Re: long since lost.

    It lost its brand image of being a party with a difference a long time ago- in other words, it became a party like any other- there's nothing different or special about it according to the writer, not because of its ideas but because of the feuds between factions and people in it.

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    Re: long since lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It lost its brand image of being a party with a difference a long time ago- in other words, it became a party like any other- there's nothing different or special about it according to the writer, not because of its ideas but because of the feuds between factions and people in it.
    Thanks for the reply Tdol.

    And why is my question separated into two lines when I wrote it in one line?

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    #4

    Re: long since lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post

    And why is my question separated into two lines when I wrote it in one line?
    Is there any better way(or natural way) of asking this?

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    #5

    Re: long since lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Thanks for the reply Tdol.

    And why is my question separated into two lines when I wrote it in one line?
    There's a lot of code in your question that suggests you copied and pasted stuff. If you don't paste as text only, then some code can also be copied.

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    #6

    Re: long since lost.

    Since the site was upgraded, there have been a lot of issues with the formatting of the text in posts. It's happened to all of us. Don't worry. I've stopped assuming that people are laying out their posts badly and just assume it's the software. I think the administrators are working on it so hopefully it wil be fixed soon.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Jun-2012 at 07:53.

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    #7

    Re: long since lost.

    Thanks for the replies.

    And please answer my post 4. Should I start another thread for it?

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    #8

    Re: long since lost.

    Post 4 is OK, david. We knew what you meant.

    You could perhaps change 'question' to 'text'.

    Rover

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