Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 07:16:11 EDT
What's more, in the Isle of Man (which is situated between Britain and
Ireland) they accept pretty much any currency under the sun. You can pay for
things in a mixture of pounds sterling, euro, US dollars, whatever. They
don't care. Shops will just take anything, and if necessary make up an
exchange rate on the spot. The reason they don't care is because they can
actually spend this mix anywhere _else_ on the Isle of Man.
A very enlightened attitude, I find.
From: Marion Gunn [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: Handwritten EURO sign (off topic?)
Not pausing to wonder why on earth this list <firstname.lastname@example.org> is
currently discussing my country's currencies, only to wonder if anyone
here knows whether Ireland is the only EU country which has to use two -
in Belfast we use Pounds Sterling (£), and in Dublin euro (EUR).
To complicate/simplify matters further: I am recently returned from an
academic conference in Scotland where I was invited to give a paper, and
a few days ago just added £10 of my leftover UK currency from that trip
to a handful of euro to buy something here.
-- Marion Gunn * EGT (Estab.1991) * http://www.egt.ie * fiosruithe/enquiries: email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org *
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