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PipsqueakEdit

what does the phrase "...until the pips squeak." mean?--The_stuart 02:52, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

A 'pipsqueak' is a moderately insulting term for something or someone insignificant or otherwise diminuitive, and possibly noisy. I don't know about your expression. Atchius 23:53, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Alternate DefinitionsEdit

What about in the military? I read an article today about RPA soldiers ripping off their pips and moving into Rwanda before the Genocide. Ang'ila81.199.118.173 06:26, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

It seems there are other definitions for "pips", including 1/100ths of a percent (see Retail forex), Pakistan International Public School (capitalization difference: see PIPS), three male R&B/soul background singers (see Gladys Knight & the Pips), a "broadcast timecode" called "BBC Pips (see Greenwich Time Signal), a data burst (see Squidgygate), and... something on a racket? (see Hardbat). Maybe a disambiguation is in effect. Is it silly for me to get so concerned over such an insignificant article? It's the first article I've ever created, so I feel some kind of emotional connection. Atchius 19:56, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Personally, I think this needs to be moved elsewhere and the disambig page moved here. Americans are more likely to think of "pips" as Gladys Knight's backup singers; the British are more likely to think of the BBC time signal. --RBBrittain 09:12, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
Along that line, I see where "The Pips" redirects to the Gladys Knight & The Pips article, with a disambig at the top to the BBC signal. That further supports my suggestion that the disambig page should be moved here. --RBBrittain 09:15, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Please fix thisEdit

The remaining ten cards are called pip cards and are numbered from one to ten.

"One" refers to the ace. But in most card games, the ace's numerical value is 14, not 1. And it cannot be called the "first card" because the two is the first card and the ace (14) is the last card. Please fix this. Georgia guy (talk) 02:33, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Not necessary as the following sentence states: (The first card is almost always changed from "one" to "ace" and often is the highest card in the game, followed by the face cards.) . In many European decks, the cards are simply labelled "1" and not "A". The Ace's value depends on the game, it can be the highest or lowest or worth 11 as in Blackjack. --Countakeshi (talk) 16:53, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
The key phrase is "the first card". It makes no sense because the two is usually the first card. Georgia guy (talk) 16:55, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
I see, the placement of the Ace depends on the manufacturer. It would simple be best to remove "first card".--Countakeshi (talk) 17:34, 3 January 2015 (UTC)