Pictures on Money

Posted by F1ak3r on Nov. 10, 2012, 6:15 a.m.

The new South African bank notes are all going to have Nelson Mandela's face on them.

While he's a great, important guy and all, they kinda look really boring.

And I liked the animals better than politicians' faces anyway.

Comments

Toast 11 years, 6 months ago

The animal are much nicer. I wish we didn't have the queen on all of ours. Although I do appreciate having Charles Darwin on the back of £10.

eagly 11 years, 6 months ago

I think we should have a picture of Mr. Bean on our notes. You know, to portray the current state of the economy and the way it's being handled by the Tories. :)

Ghostwalking 11 years, 6 months ago

Must say wouldn't it be nicer to put a different guys face on all the different notes like they do here in the uk?

It just seems less logical to have his face on all the notes

panzercretin 11 years, 6 months ago

"Alright, this is gonna cost you three cheetahs, a lion, and two elephants" sounds so much cooler than "just gimme 690."

MMOnologueguy 11 years, 6 months ago

It could be worse. You could have genocidal murderers and slave owners on your currency.

Cesque 11 years, 6 months ago

Panzermancer has a point - are there any South African slang terms for money which are based around animals on the notes?

F1ak3r 11 years, 6 months ago

@Ghostwalking: That's what all the newspapers are saying too. It's a little silly, 'specially since Mandela already has a monument, a mall, a university, a few streets, and probably some other stuff too.

@Panzer @Cesque: Yes, we do sometimes do pretty much exactly what Panzer said.

Rob 11 years, 6 months ago

Quote:
And I liked the animals better than politicians' faces anyway.

Why not put the animal on one side and the politician on the other? That's what we did.

I liked these better than the new ones we have.

Snakeman 11 years, 6 months ago

Dave Chappelle sums up American money quite well:

"Our money looks like baseball cards with slave owners on them!"

Pirate-rob 11 years, 6 months ago

They have put Mandela on one side and an animal on the other.