Tag Archives: France

The Dollar is as Old as the Hills, uh, I Mean Valleys

The Thaler (or Taler or Talir) was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. Its name lives on in various currencies as the dollar or tolar. Etymologically, “Thaler” is an abbreviation of “Joachimsthaler”, a coin type from the city of Joachimsthal (Jáchymov) in Bohemia, where some of the first such coins […]

Life’s Important Questions

Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why do you have to “put your two cents in” when it’s only a “penny for your thoughts?” Where’s that extra penny going to? Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing […]

Joe’s Day

Joe Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (made in Japan) for 6:00 am. While his coffee pot (made in China) is perking, he puts his blow dryer (made in Taiwan) to work and shaves with his electric razor (made in Hong Kong). He puts on a dress shirt (made in Taiwan), […]

The Cost of a Girls Night Out

(Why females should avoid a girls night out after they are married….If this does not make you laugh out loud, you have lost your sense of humor. ) The other night I was invited out for a night with the ‘girls.’ I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, ‘I promise!’ Well, […]

Nine expressions women use…

1.) Fine : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. 2.) Five Minutes : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch […]

Just How Smart ARE You?

Today’s Money Funnies column is a collection of fun things to watch or play with – sent in by folks like you – and fun stuff I found. Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Take the test. Just how smart are you? Find out by taking a free PhD-certified IQ Test at Tickle.com. Are […]

Australian Tourism Questions

These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of humor. Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia ? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? ( UK ). A: We import all […]

Spanish Lesson

A Spanish Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. ” House ” for instance, is feminine: ” la casa. ” ” Pencil, ” however, is masculine: ” el lapiz.. ” A student asked, ” What gender is ‘computer’? ” Instead of giving the […]

Establishing Title

Part of rebuilding New Orleans often challenges residents with the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years. With a community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it quite difficult to establish ownership. Here is a great letter an attorney […]