DEFINITION: exceptional, extraordinary, rarefied, recherché, scanty, unimaginable, few, admirable, A-OK, cat’s pajamas, commendable, cracker jack, exquisite, hunky-dory, meritorious, praiseworthy, superior, valuable, worthy, superior, 24-karat, elite, exclusive, exquisite, popular, precious, top-drawer.
I’ve never owned or bought or inherited or found or stole any thing that’s been classified, determined, researched
, and stamped rare.
is itself rare! According to the free website, Rarity Guide (www.rarityguide.com
), the nomenclature “Rare“
is far more than the number of units produced. “Instead, we factor in many additional factors including popularity, demand, age and collectibility
.” On their website they stress educating the public and collectors about collectible objects. The sobriquet rare
is mentioned only when an object reaches the threshold of eighty-one percent (81%) to one hundred percent (100%): The most sought after objects in a collectible category.
Except in medicine where a condition or disease when codified rare
under-funded research meaning that the tightly budgeted, yet interested researchers exhaust their paltry budgets thus terminating further research and flatten the idyllic hope for a treatment long before it’s ever presented to the prudent pharmaceutical companies
It’s simple: It’s unprofitable to manufacture a treatment which less than one percent (1%) of patients living with these diseases
will be prescribed.
So, diseases are rare as well, but no one is a collector. Now, what am I going to do with the four I have?