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OT: Monetary Display (was: Types of numerals)

From:Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>
Date:Sunday, January 8, 2006, 23:18
caeruleancentaur wrote:

> Some may be aware that some Americans call foreign currency "funny > money." I should think that this is because of all the colors & > sizes when compared to the American same-size, same-color bills. > Reminds one of monopoly money. When handling money a lot, one > becomes acquainted with the designs of the bills, so different > colors are not necessary. I can spot a $20-bill in the collection > basket without having to unroll it! And why do people feel a need > to roll up & fold their bills before dropping them in the basket???
Because of the biblical and cultural prohibition against making a display of prayer or "good works." At the offering basket level it's silly, but all customs have silly aspects and that doesn't mean the underlying reason is silly. -- Jefferson