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Just how long is a parking metre?*

"Using a dollar coin is more convenient in parking metres, it's more convenient at the subway kiosk, it's more convenient in vending machines," he said.
The inspirational typo was spotted in this BBC news article on the return of the dollar coin.

*I suspect not very long when parallel parking in my street...

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camies
Nov. 21st, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
I suppose it's to be expected now that we seem to be using German spellings for SI measurements: meter, kilometer, etc.
cobrabay
Nov. 21st, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
I like using dollar coins when I visit the USA. The look of confusion as you hand them over is always amusing. I've been patiently collecting the state quarters, but now I suppose I shall have to start on the new presidential dollars. A switch to coins would screw up the people who track bills using Where's George?, no serial numbers on coins.
bugshaw
Nov. 21st, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
The spelling has been changed now...
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