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Old 12-09-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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Nice quality control, BEP!

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing misprints a few of the latest design benjamins. Around 1.1 billion of them.

Not to cast aspersions, but one would think that someone might notice the problem within the first, oh, several hundred million bills.

http://theweek.com/article/index/210...-currency-goof

http://www.dailytech.com/US+Governme...ticle20338.htm
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Interesting news, but it would be nice if some info on what you actually want to report was in the topic, or even the first post.

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Interesting news, but it would be nice if some info on what you actually want to report was in the topic, or even the first post.
If you don't understand what I wrote in the first post, then you need to go back to school and learn English.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing misprints a few of the latest design benjamins. Around 1.1 billion of them.

Not to cast aspersions, but one would think that someone might notice the problem within the first, oh, several hundred million bills.

http://theweek.com/article/index/210...-currency-goof

http://www.dailytech.com/US+Governme...ticle20338.htm
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If you don't understand what I wrote in the first post, then you need to go back to school and learn English.
Well, despite my not perfect English I'm going to argue your last post.

1. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says nothing to me.
2. the word benjamins... well I understand it as benjamins (small figures with the name Benjamin).

So now I have some organization misprinting dolls? Billions of dolls?

I continue reading and now you talk about bills. Then a connection clicks and the name Benjamin Franklin comes to mind. Connecting this with a few dumb movies I have my suspicions and they are confirmed by clicking the links. Not before.

You are actually talking about money printing. Which is probably obvious (from the first post) for any person that knows the meaning of "benjamins", but that is not something you learn in school. At least not in the class room.

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I take it we agree on the quantity of information the topic of the topic brings.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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I take it we agree on the quantity of information the topic of the topic brings.
I take it that many if not most threads here have somewhat humorous topic lines and if I told you what you could do with your comment, I'd go on another unscheduled vacation. My posting style isn't going to change, so I suggest you use the "ignore user" option in your control panel. The paucity of your education of major US government institutions and antique English vernacular is not my problem.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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Made a quick check of Google News to find news sources that are familiar with an old term for $100 US banknotes.

CNN knows:

http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/07/bad-benjamins/

NPR knows:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...-new-100-bills

This one knows (whoever they are)

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/...100-Bills.html

Fox knows:

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/wei...New-$100-Bills

The New York Daily News does:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...ions_of_d.html

"Boston.com" knows:

http://www.boston.com/business/artic...0_bill_glitch/
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #7
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So the Bureau claims it would take 20 years to sort the 'good' bills from the 'bad' bills? Maybe I'll send this:

Dear FED,
I recently heard of your unfortunate incident involving the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and $100 bills. As a proud American, I'm offering my services to correct the situation. Send a pallet or two of $100 bills to my house; I'd be more than happy to sort through them and send you all the good ones. To keep everything above-board, I must inform you that my error rate may be as high as 1 bill per 500, so I may accidentally retain a few 'good' bills during the process. I'm sure you won't miss them (much...).
Sincerely,
A Concerned Citizen
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #8
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You are actually talking about money printing. Which is probably obvious (from the first post) for any person that knows the meaning of "benjamins", but that is not something you learn in school. At least not in the class room.
And most certainly not everywhere in the world...

(and thanks for clarifing it, LCF!)
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:22 PM   #9
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I didn't get it either, and I live in the US! However, I've gotten used to not having a clue what content links posted here may have, so it really doesn't bother me.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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I take it that many if not most threads here have somewhat humorous topic lines and if I told you what you could do with your comment, I'd go on another unscheduled vacation. My posting style isn't going to change, so I suggest you use the "ignore user" option in your control panel. The paucity of your education of major US government institutions and antique English vernacular is not my problem.
You are a very touchy person. Which is not a reason to ignore you. Unless you insist on telling me what to do with my comment.
But you have a point, it *was* posted ind the lounge and not in the news forum, something I overlooked. My bad.

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I didn't get it either, and I live in the US! However, I've gotten used to not having a clue what content links posted here may have, so it really doesn't bother me.


On topic - is it clearer why the misprint wasn't spotted earlier?
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:58 PM   #11
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I didn't get it either, and I live in the US! However, I've gotten used to not having a clue what content links posted here may have, so it really doesn't bother me.
Well, I did put a sufficient description-- it is not my fault that there are people (even in the US) who don't know what the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is. It has only been around for a hundred and forty-eight years.

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_...g_and_Printing
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Well, I did put a sufficient description-- it is not my fault that there are people (even in the US) who don't know what the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is. It has only been around for a hundred and forty-eight years.

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_...g_and_Printing
Oh, I got the BEP part. Didn't get the "benjamins".
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Oh, I got the BEP part. Didn't get the "benjamins".
Ah. Well, the term has been around at least since 1999, according to this online etymology dictionary:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...earchmode=none

the Urban Dictionary entry dates back to 2005:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=benjamins

The movie with the term in the name dates back to 2002 (but was only in 95th place for box office returns for that year.)

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/...ebenjamins.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slang_t...#United_States
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