Ktismatics

16 February 2007

Expertises, Estimations Gratuites, Devises

Filed under: Reflections — ktismatics @ 7:20 am

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5 Comments »

  1. monopotassium phosphate
    extracurricular activities
    various and sundry strategeries

    Comment by Jonathan Erdman — 16 February 2007 @ 9:23 pm

  2. What the heck?
    Third and long.
    Recombinant DNA.

    Comment by ktismatics — 16 February 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  3. By way of partial clarification, the title of this post was taken directly from the signage printed on the shop window.

    Comment by ktismatics — 17 February 2007 @ 1:41 pm

  4. Expertises… refers to taxation of some kind
    Estimation… refers to taxation of some kind (goods? houses?)(not to estime for sure)
    Gratuite… for free
    Devises… something to do with money

    I can make sense of it after some guessing that they do some taxation alongside banking?
    But then, I’m French so I can relate to that kind of logic… Have you ever tried to find information on a website of a French bank, I have… didn’t find it. Great frustration exercise.

    Comment by Odile — 20 February 2007 @ 1:27 am

  5. Odile has successfully decoded, and deromanticized, the post title. This “change store” is called in America a “currency exchange.” Among other services, the shop offers expert appraisals and free estimates in the field of numismatique — coin and paper money collecting. I like the English words better: change — expertise, free estimates, devices. Every morning as I walk my daughter to her bus stop we pass this store. “No, not today,” we usually respond to its neon suggestion. But perhaps the day is approaching…

    Comment by ktismatics — 20 February 2007 @ 11:49 am


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