During a recent trip to Canada, I was impressed by the jaunty nicknames they have for their money up there. The loonie, the toonie, the tim’orton… We have nothing of the sort. I suppose the word “dime” is a nickname, but how lame is that? Dime? That’s not jaunty at all. How embarrassing.
No, I think we can do better. And to get the ball rolling, I will offer five new nickname suggestions for each of the most popular coins in America. All of them, I believe, would be an improvement over the crushingly dull excuses for loose change identifiers we currently use. I mean, seriously.
Please choose your favorites (or list your own in the comments), and start injecting them into everyday conversations. Together, we can escape the deep humiliation of “dime,” and “nickel.” Oh my god… will somebody please hold me?
Please note: I don’t usually update the site on Fridays, for a variety of reasons. But starting today I will attempt to post something out of the ordinary on that day, under the heading WTF Friday.
This might include Mockable-style goofiness (like the one above), an email interview with a real person, a podcast, a guest post, or something I haven’t even considered yet. So, it’ll be the regular stuff Monday through Thursday (“I was in Target the other day…”), and something unusual on Friday. That’s the plan, anyway… We’ll see how it goes.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great weekend. Mine will blow a whole petting zoo, but that doesn’t have anything to do with yours.
I’ll see you guys on Monday.
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