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It’s strange but true — your crisp “dollar” comes from the word “Joachimsthaler.” Here’s the story.

Today, this humble blog gets serious. Prepare to unravel (some) of the mysteries of money.

Open your wallet and take out a dollar bill. What is this complicated piece of paper that so much of your life depends on? And really, what’s the deal with the pyramid with an eye on top? (Here’s a decent answer.)

The U.S. is one of many countries to call their currency a dollar. The common ancestor is the taler (pronounced like “dollar”), also spelled thaler, a series of silver coins minted in Germany in the 1500s. You can thank a man with a great name, Count Hieronymus Schlick of Bohemia, for coining the term Joachimsthaler after the place where the silver was mined in what is now the Czech Republic. It won’t surprise you to learn that this five-syllable mouthful was shortened to taler in everyday use, and transformed into dollar by English speakers.

In the thirteen colonies, a Spanish coin called pieces of eight came to be called Spanish dollars because of their resemblance to talers. After the American Revolution, the United States wasn’t exactly a nation of Anglophiles. The Continental Congress didn’t think America should be conducting free enterprise in pounds, which had been the currency under Britain.  They settled on dollar, and defined the silver dollar as containing approximately 11% silver per coin.

The first dollar bill was produced in 1862, and George Washington was not on it. In fact, if we were gamblers we would happily bet a dollar that you’ve never heard of the man whose face was printed instead, Salmon P. Chase.

Are you still looking at your dollar bill? Why is it called a buck? This is probably short for buckskin, a unit of exchange among fur traders.

If we had a dollar for every interesting question about U.S. currency, we’d be billionaires. We do have a wealth of information, however. What makes you curious about the money in your wallet? The numbers? The unusual words? Let us know, and we’ll do our best to give you priceless answers in future posts.

‘Stand-in’ Democratic candidates will debate in county April 21

Sunday News Lancaster, PA April 14, 2002 | Helen Colwell Adams Former lieutenant governor Mark Singel and one of the Casey brothers will act as surrogates for the Democratic Party’s governor candidates at what local party leaders are terming “the closest thing to a gubernatorial debate expected to be scheduled in Lancaster County.” Singel and Patrick Casey will headline the county Democrats’ “Proud to Be a Democrat Celebration” Sunday, April 21, at Maple Grove Community Center, 1420 Columbia Ave.

Patrick Casey will speak on behalf of his brother, governor candidate Bob Casey Jr. Singel, who was lieutenant governor under the Caseys’ father, Bob Casey Sr., will represent the campaign of former Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell. go to site maple grove community center

County Democratic chairman Scott Brubaker said the forum is a way for Democrats to learn more about the candidates, who are battling each other for the party’s nomination in the primary.

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Singel is a managing director of Public Affairs Management LLC in Harrisburg. Patrick Casey, who ran for Congress in northeastern Pennsylvania in 1998 and 2000, is political director for the Casey for Governor campaign.

The format for the spring fund-raiser is similar to one of the local Democrats’ most successful events, a banquet in 1999 that featured speeches by four of the leading candidates for U.S. Senate in the 2000 election. About 175 people attended that dinner.

The April 21 event runs from 3-7 p.m. Cost is $30 per person; food and beverages will be served. Reservations are requested by Tuesday. Call party headquarters, 299-5701, for information.

Helen Colwell Adams

48 Comments

  1. Why would i tell you my name?! -  January 6, 2016 - 8:24 am

    Uhm… Yeah, but the name comes not from Germany, but from Czech republic. And there it was Tolar, not taller. It even sounds more like dollar- tolar. See? Just one letter! It’s taller in other countries, but originally it’s tolar. And I know that, because I’m from Czech republic and here is more info than on other side of the planet :D

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  2. Natalie -  September 10, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Very cool facts. love all this odd history! :D

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  3. Name -  August 2, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    I would think that George Washington would of wanted it to be called something more original than a “dollar.”

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    • Some guy -  April 7, 2015 - 10:14 am

      Why?

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  6. Kari -  October 14, 2010 - 8:41 am

    …”the obvious lack of fossils.” I have a Trilobite fossil RIGHT NEXT TO ME on my desk thank you very much. If fossils are lacking then how did the word “fossil” even come about? If it has no reason to exist then why are you using it?

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  7. Anonymous -  October 10, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    I’m writing an essay for school on the dollar, which is why I was reading this article. I’m not quite sure why I started to read the comments, or when I had started, why I couldn’t stop. But what I do know is that many of the comments made me want to cry.

    First, it is true that the world was designed and created by God, as irreducible complexity of life, structure of proteins, the second law of thermodynamics, the Bible, and many other evidences support. Evolution is not fact, its theory, and it has so many holes in its logic that it takes more faith to believe in the religion of evolution than it does to be a follower of God.

    There are two types of evolution. Micro-evolution covers the variations within a species of animals and plants, such as different breeds of dogs, and is virtually undisputed. The second type, macro-evolution, claims that life spontaneously began millions of years ago with single-cell organisms and developed through mutation into what we see and are today. The first problem with this is how the life began in the first place. To make the most basic form of life, essentially, you have to isolate the 20 amino acids out of 80 that are found in living organisms, and then the right amino acids have to be linked together in the right sequence with the correct chemical bonds in the right places in order to produce protein molecules. And after that, a collection of protein molecules must be assembled to produce a living cell. The odds of creating just one functional protein molecule by random chance even if you optimized conditions and put all the carbon in the universe on the face of the earth and allowed it to chemically react and fast as possible for a billion years is one chance in a 10 with 60 zeros after it. Not to mention the obvious lack of fossils.

    Second, contrary to what some of you seem to think, he is also a loving God. Why else would he have made us? A cruel, calculating God would not have. He wouldn’t want to bother creating insubordinate beings like us that have a free will if he were.

    Assuming that your definition of God includes the attribute of omniscience, it is reasonable to say that when God chose to create humans with a free will, he knew that later we would choose to disobey him and sin. He also knew (since he knows everything) that he would have to send his son to die for our sins to save us from ourselves, completing a transaction that would cause Jesus’ perfection to be wired to our account and all of our sins to be put upon him and crucified with him on the cross. And yet he still chose to create us as we are, knowing full well that many will still reject him despite his great love and death for our sake. If you were God (which you’re not, but imagine) would you still choose to create humanity?? I wouldn’t! Only Someone with an incomprehensible love would.

    Unfortunately, I do not have all the answers. If I did, and there was absolute proof, there could be no dispute over the existence of a loving God, and then there would be no need for faith, which defeats the purpose of God’s plan. He wants your love. So, he has left clues for us to follow, forcing us to make a choice about him. The Bible says, ‘Seek and you shall find.’ Only those who want him will follow the clues and find him.

    If you read this and still do not believe, I pity you; not believing in God does not make God cease to exist. If you read this and believe and want to become a child of God, but don’t know how, it’s this simple. All you have to do is pray to him, admit that you’re a sinner (he already knows but he wants to hear it from you), ask for forgiveness for your sins, believe that he died on the cross and was raised from the dead, and invite him into your heart and life. That is all you have to do to gain entry into heaven. After that, dig into a Bible and find what his plans are for you and obey them to the best of your ability. (And if you want a good place to start, look up Louie Giglio. He’s got some great and down to earth DVDs that explain things beautifully.)

    Everyone is going to live forever and you only have two destination options: Heaven and Hell. It’s up to you where you spend eternity. Choose well.

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    • Tom -  September 10, 2014 - 8:27 pm

      What, in the name of everything holy (sic), does this biblical expose have to do with the origin of the word ‘dollar’?
      I allow you your faith: if you feel good believing in a god, please do so and try and figure out why tha majority of all wars are fought because of religion. If you mind is broad enough, you shiuld consult true scientists: they will be able to tell you how life started from extraterrestrial material, and wasn’t created on a tuesday by a figment of man’s imagination.
      But if you rather believe, please do so but do not pester other people with iit. Hallelujah.

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      • JesusLover -  May 20, 2016 - 7:25 am

        OK, sir, he can share his faith anywhere he likes, does it mean ignorant instigating people like you will not comment. No! But obviously this God fearing man decides to ignore your ignorance and lack of understanding of God’s word! Maybe you should do more research into the Bible and see what you find. John 3:16. If you don’t change your ways or actions and if you don’t repent and believe in Christ our Lord and Savior. You are sure to go to hell. This evolution, monkey crap, is wrong. I advise you start repenting and praying, because if you don’t, the afterlife will be a living hell, literally.

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    • mtyo -  October 11, 2014 - 12:58 pm

      wonderful message.. i learned today

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    • Ozkan Cil -  December 4, 2014 - 10:09 am

      Beautiful. Love the way you really explained why its impossible to believe in evolution.

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  8. Bad Credit Mobile Contracts -  September 25, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    This topic opens a whole knew can of worms fellas – so i’m just going to say hmmmm…interesting :)

    For those that know, they will know, for those that don’t, won’t!

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  9. Harold -  August 24, 2010 - 8:08 am

    I must say it…It’s all just a plan from The Illuminati. TEEHEE :D

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  10. Saf -  August 19, 2010 - 11:59 am

    @Johnny

    So you’re a Confucianist. You could have just said so.

    Just as a side note, you *do* realize that your overambitious application of sloppily-juxtaposed “big words” does nothing but make you seem like a gibbering dolt, right?

    Or wait, let me rephrase that:

    “You *cognize* that your contrived and pedantic misendeavor toward supersesquipedalianism fails to consummate any terminus excluding the facilitation of a delineating perlustration of your insensible fatuity, correct?”

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  11. Erik -  August 17, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    @ Johnny

    well, ya i guess, it seems that Holland, not mistakenly confused with the nothern part of Michigan, is in fact the Holy Land. It truly is the land of the free, the reason we have our declaration of independence, and the country who does things first of the world, not to mention showing the worlds first naked woman on tv.

    @ The Rest

    Can someone please explain me what, for the love of money, any Illuminati, conspiracy theory (true or false), holier than thou attitude has to do with the fact that the DOLLAR derives from the Dutchg DAALDER

    (i know some pretty good conspiracies myself tho)

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  12. Johnny -  August 17, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Nah thanks but no thanks for the consultation, but if it’s not too much trouble, let’s not inappropriately trivialize, demean, understate, the seriousness of the denotation by unarticulate, imprecise, susceptible wordings, especially when infringing on the propriety by which intellectualism customarily lip-services for the commonly sacred considered shrine of civilization.

    As for the Zen-master, with all due respect, he probably could afford to indulge on anti-real inclinations and philosophically deliberate in the abstractness, of an artificial construct of reality, where truth, I guess, is indeterminably unobjective, impermanently relative, no doubt, and likely, intelligently inconceivable, which might be an stimulating mind trip to ruminate on way out there on too much caffeine

    But alas, meanwhile back in the real inabstract world, by unavoidable annoyances as a; school, job, money, taxes, passport, and so forth, the artificial construct of civilization, uncomfortably attends to remind me day to day, that as any other individual on this earth I am owned much like live-stock by an exploitive, uncompassionate, manipulative, destructive organization, that discriminates by IQ and has no accessorial cultural bearing whatsoever, than driven by the interest of commercial dynamics alone. And just lightheartedly dreaming that the oppression on my free will is a mere figment of my imagination, while evading into insubstantial irrelevant subjective attractions, dwelling in such delusions may suffice to inactively sedate the characterless, subservient, androids, under mankind. Nevertheless I just happen to think that life shouldn’t entail the escapism into surrealism, but should be actually lived as an empirical reality, intrinsically opposing challenges to our connatural inner mental constitution, failing them is to fail on evolution for that is their quintessence.

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  13. Saf -  August 16, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    I’m pretty sure that no amount of “trolling” on The Hot Word blog is going to render the dictionary unusable by anyone.

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  14. anonymous -  August 16, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    Dang trolls trollin up on this here dictionary. C’mon, now. The dictionary is neutral, usable by everyone. Let’s not turn it into something bad.

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  15. Saf -  August 16, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Hint: Using big words to make yourself sound more authoritative and more intelligent doesn’t really work when your entire vocabulary appears to be constructed from the past three months’ worth of dictionary.com’s Word of the Day.

    Why are conspiracy fanatics unable to see the irony in their own message? “Free your mind, make your own decisions, and blindly accept all of my completely unverifiable ‘research’ as absolute truth!”

    I’m reminded of the famous paradoxical teaching of the wily Zen master Línjì Yìxuán, something along the lines of, “If you meet the Buddha, kill him” — meaning that truth and enlightenment are ultimately subjective experiences, and that one should trust no voice but the one from within. A fine mantra for anyone seeking enlightenment, but to accept the teaching is to fail it.

    Actually, Línjì provides us with the ultimate conspiracy theory: The concepts of time, place, and self — every bit of empirically-derived knowledge you possess, in fact, was placed there in order to subjugate your mind. Unfortunately, the type of people who can appreciate this theory are usually the ones who would get caught up trying to figure out who was subjugating them and why, while missing the whole point of the exercise… which is to free yourself from the artificial construct of a subjective reality.

    Whoa, I think I’ve had too much coffee today.

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  16. Johnny -  August 16, 2010 - 9:12 am

    BTW, I guess it figures that the dollar comes from the Dutch daalder Erik,cause after all, when god is good, and the devil is evil, than Holland must be the Holy Land.

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  17. Johnny -  August 16, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Bull ***, just because it’s older than recorded history, doesn’t implicitly mean that money isn’t a conspiracy. Money indisputably causes, deceit, immorality, corruptness, mercilessness, disparity, lovelessness, irresponsibleness, etc. etc. all those vices we as humans, will & should, condemn. QED the conspiracy against mankind’s primal emotions to be, honest, trusted, ethical, compassionate, equal, loving, responsible, etc.

    It’s exactly shortsighted people like you stuck in the narrow alleyways of smalltime thinking, hopelessly clutching at historic straws to make some sense of marginally captured recorded history. (incomplete, mismanaged, manipulative & partisan, encompassing the same ole singular one story, exclusively glorifying the allegedly consecrated endeavor of civilization)
    Who in lack of existential criticism, unquestionably tread the tread-mill of slavery by which civilization reimbursed the disownment of the private property, and to which civilization is by fact & circumstance synonymous, then have it your way, pertinently avowed by recorded history, throughout every era, evidently unable to emancipate itself from one or the other form of slavery and unceasingly undemocratically reigned from the unassailable authoritarian ivory towers of TPTB, indifferent whether it was, the Roman Empire, the Roman Vatican, the Templar knights, the British Monarchy, the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the NWO, the West, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the CIA, the Corporotocracy, or whoever, manages to control, the flow of information, the comprehension of the collective truth, or the practical means to oppress & indoctrinate the general opinion.

    Always, procuring new masks, imposing intellectual discrimination, retaining the monopoly on the truth, with iron fist & bloody tooth & nail, by divide & conquer, disinformation, propaganda and so forth.
    To feed your curiosity how the intellectual conspiracy against the common man persevered to survive over the ages.

    “We used to eat nuts & fruits from the trees, before calling anybody master”
    Said the Flying Monkeys, from the wizard of Oz.

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  18. The Bull -  August 15, 2010 - 5:41 pm

    I’m always amused when I see how many people on the internet believe in the Illuminati, etc. It’s all a big conspiracy, man! The eye in your money is really a security camara, right? And the Illuminati resurrected George Washington to assassinate JFK because he was the only non-Illuminati president!

    Johnny’s is especially interesting. Money was created before recorded history. Illuminati is a name in Latin meaning “Enlightened Ones.” Out of curiosity, how did a group that existed before all surviving examples of writing and all use of money come to use a name in Latin? How would such an organization survive the tumult of the world through all this time? The multiple Dark Ages? The rise and fall of empires? But no, most of the people who hear something about money and decide there’s a massive global conspiracy only like 10 people aren’t in on seem not to be able to spell and likely not too knowledgable about history…or much else in the real world.

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  19. Erik -  August 15, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Hi everybody,

    I will try and not get into all the previous comments. Some were really really funny, while other were the premordial essence of the original big-bang of ignorance. I thank both ends for making me waste my time :)

    Actually, besides all the theories about Illuminati, God and even Yoda, leaving out the Templars, for shame :), i thought this was about the origin of the name ‘DOLLAR’!

    So here i go:

    if you want to know the origin of the name ‘DOLLAR’ you will have to know a bit about American history. It was not until the voyage of Henry Hudson, a man who worked for the DUTCH East India Company, that the area of New York was first visited by Europeans. Hudson came across what we now call Manhattan and the native people living there in 1609

    A colony was established in 1626 by the DUTCH Peter Minuit on the island Manhattan under the name New Amsterdam, the first city of New Netherlands. It was nothing more than tents and wooden buildings, living together with the indians. Peter Minuit negotiated with the indians to buy the island Mana-Hata, the indian name of which the name Manhattan derives from, as written in the logbook of Robert Juet, an officer on the DUTCH shup Halve Maen(Half Moon).

    (a 1626 map depicts the name Manahata twice, on both the west and east sides of the Mauritius River, later named the Hudson River. The word ‘Manhattan’ has been translated as ‘island of many hills’ from the Indian Lenape language)

    anywhoooo moving on, .. Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for 60 fl. (dutch daalders), current equivalent would be around $ 1000, according the international Amsterdam inflation correction institute.

    This means that the VERY FIRST currency in the US was in fact the ‘DAALDER’, in pronounciation as well as in written form its quite similar to ‘DOLLAR’.

    On September 8th, 1664 the DUTCH flag was changed for the English flag, however the US had grown since then and there was noway to change the currency back in that time, so the English kept the name ‘DOLLAR’ in the US.

    Fun Fact 1:
    The’DOLLAR’ still has the same international value as the current DUTCH ‘DAALDER’.

    Fun Fact 2:
    The ‘THALER’ as to what this article is referring is actually also the ‘DAALDER’. The DUTCH controlled the international banking and in fact still do. It were the DUTCH who invented interest on loans, heck, they invented loans. They discovered that only 10% of the total of money entrusted to banks was collected averagely thus enabling them to loan out the remaining 90%. Based on this principle we have Fort Knox. (you can only loan out and print a certain amount of money based on the gold reserve a country has, yadayadayada)

    Fun Fact 3:
    The very first bank was DUTCH, this had to do with the atmosphere during medieval times and later on during the Spanish Inquisition where the old world realized that DUTCH people didn’t care at all about opinions, they only cared about money, so it was safe to entrust your belongings to what later on became a bank in the Netherlands.

    Fun Fact 4:
    The colors of the flags of the City of New Yorkare those of the old Dutch flag

    Fun Fact 5:
    You can still see the fact that New York was first DUTCH by the various names you can find in NYC : Brooklyn (Breukelen), Broadway (Brede weg), Wallstreet (Walstraat), Harlem (Haarlem), Staten Island (Staaten Eylandt), Long Island (Lange Eylandt), The Bowery (de Bouwerij), Coney Island (Konijnen Eylandt) and so on……

    And oh ya… im not DUTCH :), i just listened really well to what my History teacher had to say!

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  20. bond -  August 15, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    umm they just dont want you to belive in the illuminati’s these idiots want to confuse us. but we all know the truth and i wont let the nwo happen!

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  21. Abi -  August 15, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    Very interesting!

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  22. jack -  August 15, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    lies its all illuminated

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  23. Johnny -  August 15, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    K-dawwgy, I suppose I would call on your url. To check where that marvelous piece of rhapsodic nihilistic sophism came from.

    Still like someone stated above; the earth is as a machine and machines happen to be made by design, hence the concept of a creator, or god. And the dollar, is like all things at terra firma, a component of the maker’s great invention, comprehensively entailing the miraculous technology of life.

    The All-See-Eye, on top of the pyramid, has been used for ages, by several ancient cultures, and was only reintroduced by the so called Illuminati, who, as they figured to serve god, so forth printed the symbol on the dollar, coinciding with the text; ‘in god we trust’, to thereby corroborate the authorization by the highest authority. Which after all concocted the superordinate plan of growing & harvesting intelligent organic consciousness, in order to manufacture digital consciousness, and in order for man to comply into this unnatural procedure, thus god came up with the instrument of; ‘money’.

    Of course, as reflects the creation the nature of the creator, god is deceptive, immoral, unjust, merciless, asocial, loveless, irresponsible, etc, vices we as humans commonly disdain, so on, to impersonate these imperishable evident characteristics, god personified an imaginary evil genius alias, that in spite of god’s omnipotent powers, which are apparently impotent, against Satan’s, manages to seduce the whole wide world.

    So if your wondering why god is seemingly unavailable to relieve the human suffering, don‘t be hopeless, god is on your case as we speak, with pledged promise that as soon as digital consciousness efficiently beats intelligent organic consciousness, all our human tribulations will be for good soothed into the merciful oblivion of nonexistence.

    In the meantime, we’ll trust in god, and slavishly do as god commands by duly paying our bills, to build the robot, that the robot builds and so forth, etc. Hallelujah. Amen. And Welcome to god’s machine.

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  24. J Baum -  August 15, 2010 - 11:14 am

    The article reference on S. Chase, whose picture is on the first dollar bill has a very glaring error. It says: “He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1860; took his seat March 4, 1861, but resigned two days later to become Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln.”

    Since the amendment to elect senators was not passed until 1913, this is very wrong. He was APPOINTED senator. The Senator seat was a prized political plum and given to favorites of those in power.

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  25. Heartslord -  August 15, 2010 - 10:50 am

    “under God we trust”.

    It’s written clearly “In God We Trust”.
    All others pay cash.
    And hopefully learn to read.

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  26. SoPoBeau -  August 15, 2010 - 10:40 am

    By far the most interesting and amusing part of this article is the comment by K-dawwgy. Thanks dude (or dudettte). With that said, there’s been enough information spread through books, the internet and spurred by political campaigns and in response to the major changes in the world in the past decade that most of the information in the article is not too hard to find. Thank you Dictionary.com for continuing to post interesting and inspirational articles like this on your site. It tends to get some crazies hot and bothered (as in the first 8-9 comments), but you and the crazies do end up amusing the rest of us. :)

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  27. JOACHIMSTHALER | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  August 15, 2010 - 10:25 am

    [...] “It’s like deja vu all over again.” said the great Yogi Berra — though he wasn’t talking about the Buck — So “Take it with a grin of salt.” said Yogi. — That’s value added with a lottery ticket deja vu and a little luck. — “Trust in God” is not the solution — it’s become a bloody mess — though part of the problem it may be. — Confess you heathen CONFESS! — “FEAR” of Intellectual “ELITISM” and “VISION” is what the “EYE OF PROVIDENCE” might see. — Fortunately the separation of Church and State is still in America a law — along with freedom of religion and Yogi Berra always on call “I never said most of the things I said.” — That’s the way to pass the BUCK. — “GET TO WORK” on “PRIORITIES” with “PROBLEMS” a bit more than the DOLLAR BILL — place the “BLAME” on “ARROGANCE” not natural misfortune or the simple turn of luck. –>>Rupert L.T.Rhyme [...]

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  28. Raymond -  August 15, 2010 - 10:17 am

    It also has something to do with Saturday the (sabbath) being badly mistaken for Sunday which is mankinds day (Satan). This world is sadly being decieved. The dollar bill is just one of the many issues.

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  29. K-dawwgy -  August 15, 2010 - 8:13 am

    PPS: If this was facebook you would click like under my last comment now wouldn’t you. ;-)

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  30. K-dawwgy -  August 15, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Money = Evil = Satan = Barbara Streisand = Jew = Jeweh = Jehovah = God = Jesus = Yoda = Jedi.

    Therefore $400,000,001 + Deathstar x Lightsaber = stupid Christian morals and other stupid fundamentalist judgmental theological psycho-blabber to the power of a billion.

    There is no evil vs good… no place you go to burn for eternity when you sin. There is nothing but negative and positive. None as pure as the other because everything is BOTH! Including the supernatural deities and Gods and whatevers… blah blah blah I preach to a peach while I sit on the beach and perfect my speech get sucked like leech and screech, etc, etc and so on and so forth.

    P.S: I like chocolate.

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  31. Anon -  August 15, 2010 - 7:58 am

    Best comments ever. EVER.
    Thanks dictionary.com!

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  32. pickmbts -  August 15, 2010 - 7:36 am

    very intersting!!!

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  33. Dave -  August 15, 2010 - 5:42 am

    Annoying how an interesting little fact about the dollar immediately sparks a discussion about religion. Keep things separated please.

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  34. laughable -  August 15, 2010 - 1:26 am

    Although Bethan has digressed from the topic, I just can not help remarking how ludicrous and ridiculous his belief is. Bethan you are evil and lazy as you have confessed and as it is with many lazy people – they are irresponsible and of course petulant. To make some hypothetical super consciousness, responsible for as considered noble things like mother Teresa is as stupid, illogical and even superstitious as making the same imaginative super powerful almighty accountable to your idiosyncrasy and for things like pedophiles and serial-killers considered evil and profane.

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  35. Anomonyous -  August 15, 2010 - 12:30 am

    Bethann u just said Jesus God but then said he will cover for ur mistakes by burning in hell. Now why would God burn in hell for something he didn’t do? God in hell? That makes no sense. And like most ppl believe Jesus is God’s son why God place his own son in hell and make him suffer for all of the bad things people do. Some people love their children so much that they would do anything to ensure their safety even if it means killing which is one of the worst things to do. So if humans do that then why would God place his own son in hell for things he didn’t do. No one is above God in any category what so ever. SO everything u said makes no sense and is completely illogical

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  36. God's Child -  August 14, 2010 - 11:34 pm

    The dollar bill has the pyramid with the eye on top. It is a symbol of the Illuminaty (an orginization who follows the comands of the devil and are the elite learders of the world. They control everything like media and government affairs). The states is a corrupted place where a lot of trials will result from. If you want to know more about the illuminaty then check out: url, urlor on google. Dont let the things of this world control your mind. Hang onto God. He is our refuge and our strength, the only one to keep us during the war between light and darkness.

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  37. Bethann -  August 14, 2010 - 11:26 pm

    For anybody searching…God’s mysteries…read the book of Esther and read about Joseph…It’s too exciting sometimes I wana run up and down the streets screaming how much God loves us all…The One True God is Love revealed to me through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…for people who like numbers look into the number 13, and 7,…for those of us too evil or lazy, which i am both, trust that Jesus’s work covers our mistakes and stop worrying…heads up…God loves us…Good Luck and God bless in Jesus name! This is just my opinion…the world is like a machine i read about in a quantum physics book,…every part even the most minute must be there and doing it’s job or the whole thing won’t work…so yes I believe we are all equally important from the mentally retarded to the serial killer, yes even to the pedophile, to the plumber to the president to mother theresa to the catatonic schizophrenic…we are good examples or bad examples…either way they complement each other

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  38. tobes not really -  August 14, 2010 - 8:04 pm

    the dollar sign $ should actually have 2 lines down the “S” to represent a “U” for “US” because the dollar sign is a “U” on top of an “S”. the reason the bottom curve of the U was dropped is a mystery to me. maybe it’s still there, but it blends in with the bottom curve of the “S”

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  39. TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  August 13, 2010 - 9:29 am

    [...] some basis in the US national history — Preaching equality and freedom — of speech for “Dollar Bill” bought and paid for when the Eagle flies on Friday and thirteen steps of mystery. –>>Rupert [...]

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  40. DOLLARBILL | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  August 12, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    [...] “Joachimsthaler” birthed the Dollar with the Dude Bohemian Bill — where the strength of symbols come from in [...]

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  41. Lytic -  August 12, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    How rare is a star (replacement dollar)?

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  42. a.a -  August 12, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    I thought the pyramid with the eye was from the illuminati! :P

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  43. Amanda -  August 12, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    What about the under God we trust. What religion is the united states.

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