A British coin dealer writes:
I laughed out loud when I reached the end of your article about the meaning of "pukka". Perhaps you don't quite realise the force the "W word" has in England, and I suggest it's the first time it's appeared in a learned numismatic journal (online or otherwise)! It would probably be the equivalent of accusing someone of having a very close relationship with their mother in American slang.
Well, that's first, too - our blog has never before been accused of being a "learned numismatic journal". Our readers and contributors are a learned bunch indeed, but Your Editor enjoys a good joke too much to resist including them. A formal print publication couldn't get away with it, but that's part of the fun (and danger) of a blog pulled together in a fog of sleep deprivation an hour or so before hitting the "publish" button.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ARTICLE EXAMINES MAN'S "IMPOSSIBLE" DISPLAY OF MEDALS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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