Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Ain't Got the Bread, Man

Language is funny. It's always changing and the modern homo sapien loves synonyms. In my very young day money was called bread. It used to be dough but then it got baked. Then it disappeared in the merry exchange of cards.
So anyway, isn't it money again now? Moolah is out of favor. Too Eastern.
Maybe we should find a name and stick with it. Put a little jam on it. Distribution of jam. Wait a minute ... aren't we in a jam right now? Homonyms, man.
The old jazz musicians had it right when they sang, "It must be jelly 'cause jam don't shake like that."
You can't argue with wisdom.

6 Comments:

Blogger yeshe_choden said...

And now it's called jack, or scratch, or dead presidents.

I prefer the food monikers.

16/11/08 7:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I like the new ones! "Scratch", especially.

16/11/08 9:18 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

For your itch? ;-)

16/11/08 11:01 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

The green

17/11/08 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Janelle said...

I don't know what us young people call it anymore... we're always broke. :)

Though... cheddar is nice.

17/11/08 1:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha! Just wait til you're old and broke! Life never got better.

Green cheese and silver.

17/11/08 2:01 PM  

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