Saturday, 27 April 2013

Compo: Names for the potential Scotts currency


What would the currency of an independent Scotland be called?
What name sums up the spirit of the new nation? Or stereotypes the nation nicely?

The Hadrian ?
The Bravehart?
The Sectarian ?

fire away...




42 comments:

phil5 said...

The MouthyJock

Mark Fogg said...

The mooch
The Salmon
The Euro

john miller said...

The Friedmarsbar

Ossian said...

Merk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merk_(coin)

But on a serious note (boom boom), countries need a currency that fits their economic profile which is why the Euro, tied to Germany, is no good for us. If they do float off, a flexible currency (plastic notes) is what any country needs.

Raedwald said...

'Pound' is of course a unit of mass, a physical weight, so why not the Scots gaelic for 'mass' as in weight, Màs?

I'm sure the Màs would take it's place amongst the Dong, the Ringgit and the Kuna.

Jim said...

The Bawbee

Electro-Kevin said...

The Tightwad.

Anonymous said...

The Jock
The Jimmy
The Scotch (could be a bit awkward going into a bank for some cash and asking for 5 Scotches)

Gary said...

100 Mickles to a Muckle

Anonymous said...

The Dram
The Rabb

abrupt said...

I obviously misread the headline. I thought it was a statement.

Jan said...

The tattie...don't know why...it just came into my head but it would go nicely with the winnie (Winston Churchill £5 note)

Nick Drew said...

well, head will be Queen Elizabeth the 1st of Scotland, to the ecstatic delight of all SNP members I am sure

and a poond's a poond, fur aw' that

nick-name the smartalex

Anonymous said...

The Skag

Anonymous said...

The Skint

Anonymous said...

100 groats to the sporran

ivan said...

Maybe they should call it the Darien as a reminder.

Laban said...

Fair play to the spammers. We've all got to make a living, and some of this stuff is almost poetic.

"this means that this name will reflect automatically the name of the state that will be on its money"

"concerning the name of any money is very interesting to choose in a good way"

It has a terrible beauty.

John M Ward said...

The Krankie...

Electro-Kevin said...

The McPound

John M Ward said...

Stirling (!)

andrew said...

The groan
10 midges to the groan

andrew said...

The sunnyday
Very valuable - one sunnyday is worth 2 months average wage

Cursed be his name said...

The Gordon.

Or the Broonie.

Anonymous said...

The short lived
The jobbie

Electro-Kevin said...

The pebble ?

The sheep's tooth ???

Budgie said...

All of you except Mark Fogg are far too optimistic. Scotland's currency will be the euro. It is after all the EU's 'legal' requirement that all new joiners must join the euro. As a newly independent country joining the EU Scotland will be caught in this net.

Electro-Kevin said...

The pebble and the sheep's tooth 'far too optomistic'. Hmmm.

The Giro ?

Anthem said...

Given that copper wire was invented by two Scotsmen fighting over a penny, how about the "Graspit"?

By the way, you need to sort your comment spam filter out - it obviously ain't working.

Anonymous said...

The One Way Ticket to St. Pancras

CityUnslicker said...

Budgie - Croatia is not joining the Euro but is joining the EC.

What Monday I get to correct Budgie!

The new Currency - The inbetweener or the Temporary

Kynon said...

The Groat, each one being made up of 1314 mickles.

Or the Connolly.

uk21 said...

haggis

hovis said...

The Buckie;

10 Buckies make a Drunk

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I like the one about Darien.

Legally of course, it has to be the Euro, an inconvenient fact which Salmond tends to overlook.

No doubt he'll want to call it the Salmond - the man's ego knows no limits.

CityUnslicker said...

Anthem I have the only filter that blogger has - I agree its sub-optimal but I normally get them within a few hours or so!

Ryan said...

The Groin.

There will be a 100 Kicks to the Groin.

site web maroc said...

C'est vrai que chacun à l'envie de donner un nom propre pour la monnaie mais de ma part je préfère qu'il soit d'un événement très connu ou bien une personnalité connu à travers le temps par ses exploits sans oublie.

Budgie said...

CU, I was not implying that countries join the euro the instant they join the EU. Nevertheless it is a treaty requirement that EU members adopt the euro after fulfilling various criteria.

"All Member States of the European Union, except Denmark and the United Kingdom, are required to adopt the euro and join the euro area. To do this they must meet certain conditions known as 'convergence criteria'." [http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/adoption/who_can_join/ ]

Anonymous said...

The Folly

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What name sums up the spirit of the new nation? Or stereotypes the nation nicely?

The Hadrian ?
The Bravehart?
The Sectarian ?

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What name sums up the spirit of the new nation? Or stereotypes the nation nicely?

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The Bravehart?
The Sectarian ?

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