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Offline <k>

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The Globo
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:20:59 PM »
Forget the euro; it's so lacking in ambition. Try the globo instead: a true world currency!

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Re: The Globo
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 06:51:31 PM »
It's very in-yer-face religious for a supposed international currency, not to mention one from that bastion of institutional secularism, France. The Latin legend references God directly, which I suppose at a pinch could be said to refer to any god the reader chooses. But underneath are the letters AMDG, which stand for Ad majorem Dei gloriam, to the greater glory of God - the motto of the Society of Jesus.

(FWIW before opening the topic I thought it was going to be about the Brazilian newspaper, O Globo.)

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Re: The Globo
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 06:55:21 PM »
Here's one from a similar era but much more internationalist-orientated, from the Esperantist Universala Ligo.

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Re: The Globo
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
"5 stars". I had to look it up in Google Translate.  :D

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Re: The Globo
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 08:51:32 PM »
Struck at the Royal Dutch Mint if the mintmarks are anything to go by.

I presume the text on the reverse - La mondo estas unu lando - la homaro unu popolo - means "The world is one land; humanity is one people", but I can't get it out of my head that it says "the lobster is one people". (Homard = lobster in French)

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Re: The Globo
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 09:09:53 PM »
I can't get it out of my head that it says "the lobster is one people".

And why wouldn't they be? I just hope you are not a lobsterist.  >:(

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Re: The Globo
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 10:23:08 PM »
And why wouldn't they be? I just hope you are not a lobsterist.  >:(

I suspect there is more unity among lobsterkind than there is among humankind...  ;)