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To be frank, I only know two people on my English cash notes (those people being Charles Darwin and Adam Smith). I was wondering, who actually knows all of the people on our British notes and why they are on there? I'm not one.

There's loads of people who we don't know, or, we just don't like them. For example, I really dislike Adam Smith and I really dislike the Queen. But, who would we replace them with?

Myself, I would put Alan Turing on a note. This guy was a homosexual who worked out the enigma code, the secret code which the Germans used in WWII to send commands to each other, which was apparently unbreakable. He shredded a lot of time off WWII, some people even say up to two years, which could of changed the world dramatically.

However, under Churchill's command, he did not get credit for it as it was top secret. He later killed himself because of his homosexuality, which back then was illegal and considered a mental disorder.

I think an apology and his face on a note would be honourable, even if our country ruined the final stages of his life.

Who would you choose?
Last edited by Craigo at Oct 27, 2008,
#2
Quote by Craigo
To be frank, I only know two people on my English cash notes (those people being Charles Darwin and Adam Smith). I was wondering, who actually knows all of the people on our British notes and why they are on there? I'm not one.

There's loads of people who we don't know, or, we just don't like them. For example, I really dislike Adam Smith and I really dislike the Queen. But, who would we replace them with?

Myself, I would put Alan Turing on a note. This guy was a homosexual who worked out the enigma code, the secret code which the Germans used in WWII to send commands to each other, which was apparently unbreakable. He shredded a lot of time off WWII, some people even say up to two years, which could of changed the world dramatically.

However, under Churchill's command, he did not get credit for it as it was top secret. He later killed himself because of his homosexuality, which back then was illegal and considered a mental disorder. He later killed himself.

I think an apology and his face on a note would be honourable, even if our country ruined the final stages of his life.

Who would you choose?



You don't like the Queen? GTFO. The royal family are one of the greatest things about the UK.

I think Jeremy Clarkson deserves a place on a note.

And Andrew Flintoff
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Charles Darwin is actually on British money?!?!

That's hilarious!
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Charles Darwin is actually on British money?!?!

That's hilarious!

+1

And the Brits think we're nuts in the USA.
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Charles Darwin is actually on British money?!?!

That's hilarious!


Uh, why?
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You don't like the Queen? GTFO. The royal family are one of the greatest things about the UK.

Dear God no.
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He later killed himself because of his homosexuality, which back then was illegal and considered a mental disorder. He later killed himself.
Was he murdered?
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He later killed himself because...(text)...He later killed himself.


, he killed himself twice?

I have nothing to contribute, except for the fact that I'd leave notes as they are.
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You don't like the Queen? GTFO. The royal family are one of the greatest things about the UK.


If by "greatest" you mean "most useless" then yes, you're right.

I'd personally have William Caxton, he invented the printing press and was one of the first people to start the standardisation of the English language.

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He later killed himself because of his homosexuality, which back then was illegal and considered a mental disorder. He later killed himself.


It's a little known fact that all homosexuals are vampires. This is why they can't give blood in the UK.
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No idea. I'd love Darwin to appear on some ultra religious country's money though. Would be great.


On this note, the Church Of England published an official apology to Darwin a couple of months ago.
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Charles Darwin is actually on British money?!?!

That's hilarious!

Why is that funny?

He came up with a groundbreaking theory. Why shouldn't we honour him.


I don't have a clue who is on our notes. Is Alexander Graham Bell on there at all?
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Charles Darwin is actually on British money?!?!

That's hilarious!

He's on the back of a £10 note.

I know Elizabeth Fry is on the back of a Fiver. What she did to gain that coveted spot slips my mind right now, but I know it was something big and important.
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I'd personally have William Caxton, he invented the printing press and was one of the first people to start the standardisation of the English language.

Caxton only brought the printing press to Britain and popularised it.
Guttenberg created the first printing press.

On the back of a Twenty there are blokes playing cricket in front of a church.
Secularisation today should cause that to be abolished. I'd rather have someone like Marlowe or Donne on the back of my Twenty: an English literary figure who dedicated their lives to the arts.

EDIT: Ignore that, on the back of the old Twenty is Edward Elgar. He'll do.
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He's on the back of a £10 note.

I know Elizabeth Fry is on the back of a Fiver. What she did to gain that coveted spot slips my mind right now, but I know it was something big and important.

Suffragette?
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I'd put Newton or Brunel on our notes.

I have no idea who Elizabeth Fry and Adam Smith were.

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Suffragette?

Christ knows
I think she's older than the Suffagette movement; her birth year and death year are on the Fiver too and I think they're around 1750-1800
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Caxton only brought the printing press to Britain and popularised it.
Guttenberg created the first printing press.

On the back of a Twenty there are blokes playing cricket in front of a church.
Secularisation today should cause that to be abolished. I'd rather have someone like Marlowe or Donne on the back of my Twenty: an English literary figure who dedicated their lives to the arts.


Ah, of course, I stand corrected. Regardless, he was still one of the early causes of English to become one language instead of a mismatch of completely different dialects.

+1 to Donne, while we're at it. MASSIVE EDIT: If you overlook the fact he was a priest and über religious.
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Christ knows
I think she's older than the Suffagette movement; her birth year and death year are on the Fiver too and I think they're around 1750-1800

First thing that springs to mind with the words 'woman' and 'history'

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'Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney; 21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845) was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist.
Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2002, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.'
Ppfff
I'd rather have Emmeline Pankhurst on the fiver.
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#31
I'd have to make a case for the rarely used/trusted £50 note.
On the back of there is the bloke who was the first govenor of the Bank Of England, and he was a politician.

In my view, politicians should never go on the back of Banknotes
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I've got one of Sir Edward Elgar, an ancestor of mine
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I'd have to make a case for the rarely used/trusted £50 note.
On the back of there is the bloke who was the first govenor of the Bank Of England, and he was a politician.

In my view, politicians should never go on the back of Banknotes


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Ah, of course, I stand corrected. Regardless, he was still one of the early causes of English to become one language instead of a mismatch of completely different dialects.

+1 to Donne, while we're at it. MASSIVE EDIT: If you overlook the fact he was a priest and über religious.

Yeah we could easily overlook that, especially if you have a silohuette of one of his poems in the background. Something to read if you're dead bored one day?
And +1 to Caxton, he is a foundation of our language.


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First thing that springs to mind with the words 'woman' and 'history'

ah bingo
'Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney; 21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845) was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist.
Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2002, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.'
Ppfff
I'd rather have Emmeline Pankhurst on the fiver.

Sounds about right to me, Fry was something along those lines
I'd never have a Suffragette on a note. Sure they got equal rights for women and created some of the first steps to equality (which we're still striving for today). However, the methods of the party will always be shunned, and her accident which caused her death is sometimes seen as "serves you right" rather than "how unfortunate".
I could never see it happening.
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On the back of every pavarotti right now.


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I would quite like to see "The Flea" printed onto £10 notes.

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I could see that one happening.
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Sounds about right to me, Fry was something along those lines
I'd never have a Suffragette on a note. Sure they got equal rights for women and created some of the first steps to equality (which we're still striving for today). However, the methods of the party will always be shunned, and her accident which caused her death is sometimes seen as "serves you right" rather than "how unfortunate".
I could never see it happening.


Yeah it would never happen.
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