Dollar Now Nancy Boy Of International Currencies

31-10-07

THE US dollar is now the nancy boy of the international money markets and the gayest currency in the world.

The dollar (left) with its friend the Canadian dollar

The once manly greenback is afraid to be left alone at night and has to sleep with the light on, but is still constantly wetting the bed.

It is also scared of leaving the house because the last time it did the pound and the euro laughed at it for wearing a pastel scarf.

The limp dollar said: “Can you lend me £20 until I get paid? I’ve lent all my money to some black people to buy houses and they won’t give it me back.”

Evan Davies, BBC economics editor, said the dollar was now singing an octave higher than last month because its credits had been so heavily crunched.

He said that while the pound was rugged and good at sport, the US dollar made the Canadian dollar look like Daniel Craig.

Davies added: “The international currency market is like a giant bag of spanners. If your nuts are loose it can twist them until you pant.

“But if you get threaded then those same spanners will make your pips squirm and give your cat a revolting disease. It’s as simple as that.”

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “I've shat myself. Again.”

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