James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jan 28 14:27:13 UTC 2005

It's a word I've heard but not often, and the only use
I've heard has been in connection with governments
monetizing their debts by printing increasingly
(decreasingly?) worthless money, as in pre-WWII
Germany.  The sentence Bethany posted doesn't really
make sense to me, as I understand the meaning of the


--- "Bethany K. Dumas" <dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU>

> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> >OED has it from the 1860s or the 1950s, depending
> on which sense.
> Thanks - I'll check the OED entry. Is its use today
> relatively rare? Or do
> I just not move in the monetized circles?
> Bethany

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