Badge FAQs:

Q: Is a badge a device or accessory?

A: Yes, and often containing the insignia of an organization, which is presented or displayed to indicate some feat of service, a special accomplishment, a symbol of authority granted by taking an oath , a sign of legitimate employment or student status, or as a simple means of identification.

Q: Was a badge worn as a pendant to a metal collar?

A: Yes, and often in gold or silver-gilt.

Q: Is a badge used in political campaigning and often given as part of a birthday greeting such as a birthday card?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a badge an almost invariable part of any uniform?

A: Yes, and including school uniforms, which in the UK usually still feature the school's badge in cloth on the breast pocket of the jacket or blazer.

Q: Are badges the typically star-shaped U.S?

A: Yes, sheriff's badge, made famous in Westerns.

Q: Were badges popular as jewellery in the Middle Ages?

A: Yes, and varied from extremely expensive works of jewellery, like the Dunstable Swan Jewel, to simple mold-made badges in lead or other base metals.

Q: Are badges used as alternative forms of credentials?

A: Yes, and similar to those being used in the MacArthur Foundation's Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative.

Q: Are badges used to denote the unit or arm to which the wearer belongs?

A: Yes, and also qualifications received through military training, rank, etc.

Q: Is a badge probably the most famous political badge?

A: Yes.

Q: Are badges thick?

A: Yes, and about 3 mm deep, 3-by-3-centimetre lucite stickers that are often packaged with various computer parts, such as processors and video cards.

Q: Are badges used to demonstrate skills?

A: Yes.

Q: Are badges a highly collectible round badge with a plastic coating over a design or image?

A: Yes.