gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Dec 13 02:37:40 UTC 1999
This is an anecdote to the items about the British euphemism "spend a
penny." A year or two ago I read a newspaper account about an American
businessman in England who was giving a talk on some financial topic.
He wanted to make the point that one must be willing to invest money
in order to make money. As he put it, "You have to spend a penny to make a
penny," and he was then startled to this serious point greeted with
laughter by the audience.
gcohen at umr.edu
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