One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The single European currency, which replaced the national currencies of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands in 2002. Nineteen member states of the European Union now use the euro.
- ‘The Dutch greeted the euro with a national party, champagne at bank queues and general merriment.’
- ‘The German mark was introduced as a parallel currency to the Yugoslav dinar and then the euro.’
- ‘And next February the Irish punt will cease to be legal tender when it is replaced by the euro.’
- ‘In 2002, France will convert from the franc to the euro for all financial transactions.’
- ‘It predicted that the dollar would fall to $1.07 against the euro in the current year.’
- ‘The highest increase in dollar value to the euro in the past two years does not worry Bulgarian economists.’
- ‘The strength of the euro against the dollar caused significant problems in 2004.’
- ‘But higher oil prices and the fall in the value of the dollar against the euro impacted export growth.’
- ‘The rocketing value of the euro against the dollar means interest rates will not rise this year.’
- ‘I bought my digital camera upon landing in the States for several hundred euro cheaper than Ireland.’
- ‘Britain has been skittish in the extreme about abandoning pound sterling for the euro.’
- ‘My view is that the pound moves more closely with the dollar than with the euro.’
- ‘Unless we see the dollar and the euro coming closer to parity, it is unlikely to happen.’
- ‘The downturn in the US should be expected to lead to a fall in the US dollar against the euro.’
- ‘The currency markets are busily marking sterling down against both the dollar and the euro in anticipation of early action.’
- ‘He blames the continued strength of sterling against other currencies, particularly the euro.’
- ‘They have all been influenced by the unexpected surge in the value of the euro against the dollar.’
- ‘From the change in the exchange rate, it is not possible to make any inferences about the value of the dollar or the euro.’
- ‘Two kids come into possession of £250,000 and need to spend it before the currency changes to the euro.’
- ‘It has been years now since much of Europe abandoned national currencies for the euro.’
The common wallaroo.See wallaroo
Mid 19th century: from Adnyamathanha yuru.
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