Thursday, October 21, 2010

Verse and worse

If you feel that the ₤
Has failed to astound
Consider the scholar
Who lost bets on the $

17 comments:

Willow said...

It makes no cents
to squander your pence.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, so true, so true!!

Brian Miller said...

my money used to bounce
when backed by the ounce
now its kinda flat
and i hate to even think about that

david mcmahon said...

Deft use of words, Willow. Must confess that when we were in the US in June, I always came home with pockets weighed down by coins at the end of each day!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Sylvia - it's been a roller-coaster ride for some currencies recently.

david mcmahon said...

Well said, Brian - funny thing is the Australian dollar has been at its strongest in about 25 years!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Strongest it has been in 25 years? As the children's book reads, "It has been a horrible, no good, very bad day. I think I'll move to Australia." ROFL... Loved this!!!~J.

david mcmahon said...

Yes, I DO INDEED remember that story, Janine!

Ayak said...

You could buy Turkish lira
But it won't take you nearer
to a fortune, my friend.
You'll lose in the end.

jennyfreckles said...

Just been listening to our Chancellor George Osborne on the Breakfast News. In the UK today..
They're making cuts.
No 'ifs', no 'buts'.

Shadow said...

mmm, betting's no way to make $'s

Johnnny said...

My best friend whose name is Benny, His piggy bank is down to the last penny. Hopefully he won't try to become a martyr, But instead perhaps switch over to barter.

TechnoBabe said...

Is there a country with a strong monetary system? Great rhyme and I like that you used the symbols.

Daryl said...

What you need is a change purse
to turn the change into dollars

Eddie Bluelights said...

I think we should be bold
And invest our cash in gold
The pound is falling
And the dollar is stalling

david mcmahon said...

Very nice work, Ayak, especially find something to rhyme with ``lira''.

I've been trying for 12 hours to leave a comment on your Silly Saturday post, but seem to be shut out from commenting!!

Ayak said...

David: A few people are having the same problem. I reported it to Blogger ages ago. One of my followers discovered that he couldn't comment if he was using Mozilla Firefox but COULD comment using Internet Explorer. Now I'm a real pc numpty so I don't understand how that works (or doesn't work as the case may be!)