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From Stalwart To Skeptic, Germany Rethinks EU Role

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How do you say "no thanks" to the euro in German?

By paying with a fistful of chiemgauers, instead.



NPR reports:

"Adoption of the euro was supposed to lead to a deeper, more coherent fiscal and political union. But the single currency hasn't really delivered on either."

They add that "the fact that there are more than two dozen regional currencies like this in Germany — the most anywhere in the world — underscores the German ambivalence toward the euro."

If there's one thing Germans generally aren't, it's ambivalent. Miraculously, the euro managed to do it all by its lonesome.

On a note of non sequitur, did you know that lederhosen are NOT the traditional national costume in German-speaking countries? Neither did we! Instead, they should be considered "leisure wear" for "working-class men." Also, if you misspell lederhosen as leiderhosen, as we did in the quick-caption at top left, it changes the meaning of the word from "sporty-breeches" to "sadly-breeches."
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TAGS:  EURO, GERMANY, CHIEMGAUER, LEDERHOSEN, SADLY-BREECHES    SOURCE:   NPR

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