Once upon a coin

There is this coin…

First of all I’d like to talk about the definition of the word coin, quoting from Merriam-Webster:

“…2a: a usually flat piece of metal issued by the governmental authority as money
b: metal money
c: something resembling a coin especially in shape
3: something used as if it were money…
4: something having two different and usually opposing sides…
5: money”

The meaning of the word “coin” may seem obvious to some but the definition tells us otherwise. For instance the 3rd definition states that a coin is something that is used as it was money, implying that it really isn’t. I find it a big contradictory that number five states that a coin simply is money.

I’m fascinated by words like “coin” which is why I aim to tell you about the coin living in my room…


2 thoughts on “Once upon a coin

    • thank you, at least it’s great that I’m not the only one! The truth is that many definitions of words in the dictionary are contradictable and If you’re interested in these words you should definitely visit more than once!

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