Just for JussiMarch 26, 2021 Tim WorstallEconomics8 CommentsOr even, allied to a comment by Jussi: The original meaning of the Finnish word raha (“money”) was “squirrel skin”. previousSorta missing the pointnextOwen Again 8 thoughts on “Just for Jussi” Jussi March 26, 2021 at 12:58 pm I did not know that, but I do remember many people jokingly referred to squirrel hides/skins as payment and money. I guess you skinned some and sent them off to the palaces in Moscow and London (to be fashioned into furry knickers ) in exchange for something more practical. Tim Worstall March 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm Having lived in a cold climate (Moscow) I find it difficult to think of something more practical than furry knickers….. philip March 26, 2021 at 2:27 pm Squirrel suited = minted. Now it makes sense. Diogenes March 26, 2021 at 4:12 pm The word merkin suddenly makes sense. Diogenes March 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm https://www.telegraph.co.uk/snooker/2021/03/25/jimmy-white-give-stephen-hendry-head-start-10g-cocaine-four/amp/ I reckon Jussi has a bit of Jimmy in him. But Spud would be reliant upon the donkey doing the potting Jussi March 26, 2021 at 9:36 pm Diogenes,I know Jimmy’s house in Epsom, it’s white and near the tracks, narrow plot. I once attended a running race where he opened it stinking of booze wearing a white dinner jacket thingy. Jimmy must’ve given a few houses to his ex wives before this time because I remember him having a bigger house around Oxshott. Jussi March 26, 2021 at 9:48 pm Jimmy’s house is just before the station when coming from Ashtead Leatherhead, on your left. Bloke in Germany March 28, 2021 at 6:18 am And I thought our recently invented hobby was so hip, avant garde and bohemian. I weep to think it is actually so bourgeoise, capitalist, and mainstream. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.