Semolians? 
Posted: 28 January 2014 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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There are many slang expressions for money across the English speaking world - dosh, loot, moolah, filthy lucre, etc, etc, Here in America we have many slang expressions for dollars - bucks, dead-presidents, clams, smackers, greenbacks, etc.  But one that always made me curious is “semolian” or sometimes “simolian”. 

What is the origin of semolian, meaning dollar, and when was it first used?

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Posted: 28 January 2014 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There’s an entry for this at World Wide Words: Simoleon

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Posted: 28 January 2014 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The pronunciation at M-W.com is \sə-ˈmō-lē-ən\.  World Wide Words’s pronunciation looks wrong, but maybe I’m just not familiar with their symbols.

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Posted: 28 January 2014 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The World Wide Words pronunciation is given in IPA.

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Posted: 30 January 2014 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Faldage - 28 January 2014 03:37 PM

The World Wide Words pronunciation is given in IPA.

Thanks.

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Posted: 22 February 2014 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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happydog - 28 January 2014 09:38 AM

There’s an entry for this at World Wide Words: Simoleon

Thank you - this is excellent.

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