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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 11, March 18, 2007, Article 23

BRITISH PUBLIC SAID TO WANT PRINCESS DIANA ON A BANKNOTE

According to a British popular press article, "Princess Diana's face 
should be on banknotes alongside the Queen, according to the public.

"On the day that Adam Smith replaces Edward Elgar on the new 20 
note, three-quarters of Brits say they have no idea who he is.

"Instead, they have called for more traditional British icons such 
as Winston Churchill, Emmeline Pankhurst and Princess Di to be 
immortalised on our money.

"The survey also found that one-in-ten Brits believe Smith, 'the father 
of economics' who will appear on notes from today, was a politician 
and 15 per cent think he was an artist. 

"Some more bizarre guesses on Smith's claim to fame included that he 
was a footballer, a landscape gardener or 'brother of John Smith ? 
the beer maker'. 

[The top five male vote-getters were: Sir Winston Churchill - 52.4%, 
Stephen Hawking - 7.7%, John Lennon - 7.5%, Spike Milligan - 6.8%, 
Charlie Chaplin - 4.9% (TV personality Simon Cowell got 1.3%).

Although Princess Diana's name headlined the story, she was only 
second in the voting, losing out to one of the founders of the British 
women's suffrage movement. The top female names were Emmeline Pankhurst 
- 25.9% Diana, Princess of Wales - 22.8%, Jane Austen - 12.5%, Margaret 
Thatcher - 10.5%, and Beatrix Potter - 9.5% (actress Helen Mirren got 
2.4% of the vote). -Editor]

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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