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101 Slang Terms for Money

In 1737, Benjamin Franklin published The Drinker’s Dictionary, a long list of over 200 alternative terms and phrases for being drunk. As far as I know, old Ben never published a similar list of synonyms for money — which I find to be curious when you consider that: Ben is one of America’s first and […]
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