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Struck me that calling our national currency Pounds Sterling when it is backed by nothing other than our own future economic slavery is gross misrepresentation.

I thought it would be rather amusing to get a load of people to pester their Local trading Standards offices or start a suit against the government, Treasury and the BoE for misrepresentation. I'm sure you you could build a strong case against any company misrepresenting it's merchandise in such a manner.

How can they get away with calling our currency Pounds Sterling when it is not backed by sterling silver or any other tangible asset?

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Struck me that calling our national currency Pounds Sterling when it is backed by nothing other than our own future economic slavery is gross misrepresentation.

I thought it would be rather amusing to get a load of people to pester their Local trading Standards offices or start a suit against the government, Treasury and the BoE for misrepresentation. I'm sure you you could build a strong case against any company misrepresenting it's merchandise in such a manner.

How can they get away with calling our currency Pounds Sterling when it is not backed by sterling silver or any other tangible asset?

Because the currency was never named after silver in the first place. The term Sterling dates back to the Hanseatic League, where it denoted something of value. Sorry to derail your rant straight away... For anyone interested in general history I have to recommend the book "Cod", which features a lot more than fish.

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Because the currency was never named after silver in the first place. The term Sterling dates back to the Hanseatic League, where it denoted something of value. Sorry to derail your rant straight away... For anyone interested in general history I have to recommend the book "Cod", which features a lot more than fish.

Oh! Well thanks for that.

Back to the drawing board eh? :(

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Oh! Well thanks for that.

Back to the drawing board eh? :(

OK then, what about 'Great' in Great Britain. What is great about GB? (ambiguity intended. :lol: )

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OK then, what about 'Great' in Great Britain. What is great about GB? (ambiguity intended. :lol: )

"Great Britain" is the largest of the British Isles, the one with England, Scotland, and Wales on it! :unsure:

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Correct, the UK is, strictly speaking, "the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

Not very snappy, but shows our long and complicated political history.

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