Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Quoting styles (was Re: Antipassive?)

From:Keith Bertelsen <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, May 29, 2008, 2:16
> A friend, who collects currency, explained to me that the purpose > for varisized currency is so that blind people can tell denominations > apart by touch.
I always thought that it was the cash-register-manufacturers lobby, myself. After all, changing the sizes of currency would require all the cash registers to buy new bill-holding trays. Personally, since I use a money clip, I much prefer my bills to all be the same size (so they align better). Different colors to make them easier to distinguish would be a great idea, but I'm usually close enough to tell the faces/numbers apart anyways. Coins, however, I like to be different sizes; then again, I'm far more likely to try to pick out coins without looking than I am bills. This is also why I (and a lot of people) don't particularly care for the new dollar coins: they're too close to quarters to reliably distinguish them by touch. -- Keith Bertelsen rameo xi lur sa wavanetao ci men fuxei ru. macali ra yanemesen xi miral ni ruimecazei ru, savei ru men fuxen xi cosli ra nuo. men ona ra estelai. - jei ar ar tolcin "I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about." - J. R. R. Tolkien


Peter Collier <petecollier@...>OT currency (was Re: Quoting styles (was Re: Antipassive?))