Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Any Guesses?

I just received an e-mail on a list I'm on reading:

"Dear Colleague

"We are now finishing an application for a European numismatic network European monetary unification, from Antiquity to modern times (EMU)."

Man, I can't read the phrase "an application for a European numismatic network" in any way that makes sense to me. Are they writing a software application that will run on a European numismatic network? But what's a 'numismatic network'? Or are the applying for a grant to work on a "a European numismatic network"? But if that's the case, I think they're a little late -- the Euro has been in place for a number of years now.

So what could they mean?

3 comments:

  1. Yes, that's right -- what they meant was probably "air jordan shoes."

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  2. My guess would be that they want to create a network of scholars focused on "European monetary unification, from Antiquity to modern times (EMU)," and they are now finishing either a permitting process which is somehow necessary for the creation of that network, or a piece of software which will facilitate the administration and operation of the network's activities. A third possibility would be that they're applying for funding or support, but it would seem odd to tell people about it if that were the case.

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