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Re: CHAT Was: Re: Accents

From:Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 10:44
On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Stephen Mulraney wrote:

> Thanks for the reference, it is indeed a fine rant! To be honest I > have trouble with the whole name. "Cent" is fine, but the word "euro" > stinks, and just sounds wrong. As soon as the old pound irrevocably > dissappears, I'll start calling "one euro" "one pound", or more likely > "a quid" or even "a schilling" ;). I've heard people in the city call them > "eurodollars" and "europounds" too.... ;) >
I overheard people on the bus making up names for the blighters... neuro, deuro, leuro, beuro, feuro, seuro, peuro. And then they had to decide what to do with Italy and Ireland. As for me, I've decided to go on calling them thingies. Boudewijn Rempt |