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Bristol's new currency

(11 Posts)
Anagram Thu 16-Aug-12 15:46:41

I was surprised to learn that cities can use their own currency - I hadn't realised it was legal!

www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/9478973/Bristol-businesses-queuing-up-to-join-local-currency-scheme.html

vampirequeen Thu 16-Aug-12 19:05:46

I've heard of this before. You still have to exchange British currency for local currency. Local currency is more like tokens...you can only spend it in certain places.

Nonu Thu 16-Aug-12 19:16:32

Can"t see how it will work successfully , on a long term basis, but maybe that is not their intention .

gracesmum Thu 16-Aug-12 21:26:58

What are they calling their units of currency? Bristols? blushWould London have Cockneys, Liverpool, Scousers, Glasgow, Weejies or maybe Gorbals, and Edinburgh ...well maybe they would just be Embras as I don't think you'd get away with currency called fur coat and nae knickers !!

Elegran Thu 16-Aug-12 21:37:05

Brings a new meaning to "Show us your Bristols".

Anagram Thu 16-Aug-12 21:38:35

Yes, or 'Let's see the colour of your Bristols'! grin

Elegran Thu 16-Aug-12 21:59:03

"Get yr Bristols out, I bought the last round"

gracesmum Thu 16-Aug-12 22:23:19

Ladies - the thought never crossed my mind!!grin

Anagram Thu 16-Aug-12 22:25:55

'No,no, put yer Bristols away - you got the last lot in!'

jeni Thu 16-Aug-12 22:58:23

We've always had 'cash on the nail'smile

Littlenellie Fri 17-Aug-12 09:36:07

Perhaps I should suggest this to Lil,....grin