Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Have you been waiting impatiently for my latest language rant?   Well, here it is:

I dont understand why people feel the need to use a dollar sign or a series of dollar signs to stand in for the word "money."   The dollar sign has a specific use:  to denote a currency unit.  It does not represent the concept of money in general.  


  1. I disagree. I think in this country, the dollar sign has also come to mean money in general.

  2. So then you approve of phrases like, "I need to save up some $$ so I can do blah"? That kind of thing encraziates me.

  3. I wouldn't write it in a formal paper, but in an email or something, sure.