Re: Currency Terms (was Re: French liaisons (was something else))
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 8, 2004, 18:09|
On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 02:48:11AM -0500, Ph. D. wrote:
> The US Mint has issued a dollar coin (the one with
> the native American woman on it).
Nit: when referring to Amerinds, the "Native" should be capitalized as well.
I am a native American; Sacagawea, who is featured on the coin
(and whose name is properly pronounced [sa,kaga'wea], contrary to
generations of teaching it as [,s&k@dZ@'wi@]) is a Native American.
> No one uses them except the machines at the post office when
> giving change.
A darn shame, IMHO. I much prefer them to dollar bills, but they're too
hard to come by. And stores insist on giving change in bills. :)