Re: dosh : : : : : : : : : : I am interested in the derivation of the word 'dosh ' meaning money. : : : : : : : : : : Can anyone help? : : : : : : : : : My 1994 Collin's Dictionary says: 'British and Australian slang for money. 20th century. Origin unknown.' : : : : : : : : : Hopefully, others can do a bit better! It's not recorded in my copy of the '1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.' : : : : : : : : I also am totally unable to track down any origins for dosh, but perhaps the following observation will soften the blow. We British have a huge number of slang terms for money or cash - to the extent that it's almost improbable. Wih no more than a moment's thought, I offer you the obvious "readies" and "wad", the more bizarre "wonga" and my personal utterly surreal favourite "spondoolicks" (sp?). There'll be plenty more - and this is before we even get into the slang for amounts of cash - monkeys and ponies, bottles, carpets and ladies to start with. But that's for another time. : : : : : : : I have never heard the word used in the U.S. I did find it in an American slang reference book, but its origin is unknown. To me it has the sound of "carny talk." Neville Jones <njones@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: No, of the World about the Sun. The Celestial Poles lecture, web page and Guided Tour talk (GU 3.0) demonstrate that there is no motion of the World about the Sun (and so it follows that the Sun must go around the World), but this was, if I remember correctly, the wording of the reward offer. Requirement: Show positive proof for any motion of the World about the Sun. Shown: Motion of World about Sun = zero. Hence: Proof positive offered insofar as direct observational evidence in support of Motion = zero is there for all to see. QED Therefore: Give us the dosh. Neville www.GeocentricUniverse.com -----Original Message----- From: bbrauer777@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:11:17 -0700 (PDT) ...of the sun about the World? Neville Jones <njones@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: I have applied, on behalf of Steven and myself, to Richard G. Elmendorf, of the engineering, design and fabrication company, Elmendorf, Inc., to claim the reward of US$10,000.00 being offered for proof positive that demonstrates some form of motion of the World about the Sun. If successful, this money would be used to develop a bigger and better version of the Geocentric Universe simulation program. Neville www.GeocentricUniverse.com --------------------------------- Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.