From: Marion Gunn (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Apr 10 2005 - 03:46:25 CST
What Peter Kirk says below is wrong and what Séamus says is right.
Scríobh Séamas Ó Brógáin:
> Peter Kirk wrote:
> > . . . if a country changes the official name of its currency unit but
> > does not change the symbol, as Ireland did when it changed the name of
> > its currency from pound to punt.
> Nitpicking correction: It did nothing of the sort. "Pound" is the name
> of the unit in English, "punt" is the name of the unit in Irish. (The
> use of "punt" in English-language contexts is very recent, and has no
> official basis.)
> Séamas Ó Brógáin
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