Hedge fund manager Bill Fleckenstein, who writes the Contrarian Chronicles column for MSN Money, has a suggestion for renaming the U.S. dollar, which has recently sunk to new lows:
Henceforth, it shall be called the xera. That's a combination of Xerox, for the piece of Xerox paper that it is; lira, which in the past was one of the world's chronically weak currencies; and, most importantly, the fact that it sounds like zero. That is ultimately where the xera is headed.
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