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The Unconventional Conventional Part XXXI

It always surprises me when the comments regarding my blog come pouring in. I never know just how my writing will affect people. Sometimes, I feel a particular post will raise the eyebrows of many readers and yet, not a dozen comments will be posted. Well, by real people anyway. It seems that all sorts of “bots” post messages at my blog which kind of surprised me because I really did not know that I would have electronic visitors to my page. On occasion, quite a few individuals will drop me a note, some praising my writing, some criticising, some agreeing, some disagreeing and some making all sorts of comments that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic of my prose. It is always interesting to open my blog and see how many different comments make their way to my mailbox. And I want you to know I read them all and I thank you for taking the time to visit my page and drop me a line. Besides writing for the electronic editions of MONEY online, I have also been writing an article for each of the last two editions of MONEY Magazine. Going forward, my editor has asked me to write on the topic of financial idioms,

familiar sayings and famous quotes on money, finance and business. Familiar sayings such as “phony as a three dollar bill” and “as poor as a church mouse” come to mind. I am very familiar with many North American sayings and famous quotes about money, so this will be a fun job for me to do. However, I have noticed that many of my readers are scattered all over the world and I thought it would be fun to ask my non-North American readers to send me financial idioms from their geographic regions and cultural backgrounds. I realize that these idioms may lose their effectiveness or comical sense when translated into the English language, however, I ask you to send them into me once you have done your best to translate them into English. One of the funniest Polish sayings, when translated into English is “let a duck kick you” which is really not very funny at all. But when spoken in the language of my forefathers, it’s hilarious, to me anyway.

Next week I shall select two of the best reader idioms from the ones sent in to me and I will write my blog as the Unconventional Conventional with a focus on explaining the selected idioms from my point of view. My objective is to see if we all speak the same fundamental language about money, finances and business whether it be comical or serious.

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