Email of The Week: Is a Dime Really Worth More Than a Nickel?

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We really got a laugh out of this email. Please send more like this.

"A dime is worth more than a nickel even though it's much smaller." This a wonderful piece of reporting found in the article by John Carney dated July 27.

Thank you for your tireless efforts, Mr. Carney. With this one sentence you have opened a new world to me. My mind has unfolded to amazing possibilities I have never imagined before.

However, I couldn't help noticing that you did not site a source for your assertion that a dime is worth more than a nickel even though it's much smaller. How do you know one is smaller than the other? Am I supposed to just take your word that this is the case? Are you an expert on measurements and monetary value? Did you study "mass and worth" at Harvard?

I am obviously not as intelligent as you, sir. However, I know one thing you don't: It is not the size of the crap that's offensive, it's the smell of it.


Dan M.


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