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#146032 08/05/05 02:47 PM
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A friend recently returned from her beach vacation in North Carolina with the following story. Their family was in a long line of vehicles waiting to pay the clearly posted $5 parking fee at an event. The man in the large van ahead of them decided $5 was too much to pay and proceeded to turn his vehicle and depart. Because it was such a small space and there was such a tight line of cars, the turning of the van created quite an ordeal for the other drivers trying to get out of the man's way. When my friend finally had clearing to pull up to the booth, the fee taker was shaking her head and muttering, "Touron." Lynette repeated, "'Touron'?" to which the lady replied with disdain, "'Tourist,' 'moron,' 'touron.'"


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"Touron"--I love it! I know there are other "specialty words" that have been created; unfortunately I can't think of any... [help mee-ee-ee]

Heh--love your double double-entendre subject, too!


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I know it is a tangent but "coinage and dollarage" (Nice one Saranita)reminded me.
A tourist used to 1p,5p and 10p coins was paying $10.47 and trying to read the coins for correct change. The clerk tried to help by asking for "a quarter, a dime, a nickle and two pennies." This only confused him further until someone else said, "A moose, a beaver, a sailboat and two brown ones."
(for non-Canucks those are the designs on the back of our coins)


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Comes up a bit short, though.


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a bit short, though

2/5ths of a bit, attualŪ.


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Are you certain of that, Faldage?

We don't use bits, but I believe a bit is an eighth of a dollar, or 12.5 cents. Ten cents would be four-fifths of a bit.

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Oh, never mind. It was five cents out, not ten, wasn't it? I didn't go back and look at the original post. Please accept my apology.

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Sorry, after the morning I had accurate math was apparently beyond me. The clearest part of the memory was the description of the coins. It should have been 42 cents, obviously.
How annoying. I have a new, smaller keyboard and whenever I aim for backspace I hit the = and have to go back and sweep up all the mistakes after I read over the post. And today is worse than usual.

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Please accept my apology.

Hey! Just keep posting here. That'll be apology enough. We need all the intelligent posts we can get.




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... which, of course, is the answer to life, the universe, and, well... everything.


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A tourist used to 1p,5p and 10p coins was paying $10.47 and trying to read the coins for correct change. The clerk tried to help by asking for "a quarter, a dime, a nickle and two pennies." This only confused him further until someone else said, "A moose, a beaver, a sailboat and two brown ones."

...and this is supposed to different from Galleons, Knuts, and Sickles?






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