The land Down Under, home of shrimp on the barbie and all that is fair dinkum, is once again showing the world that they can’t take anything seriously, even something as grave as an economic downturn.
If you haven’t heard, the Australian dollar has been in something of a slump of late, and one young Aussie, a man named Thomas Probst, has taken it upon himself to rally his nation’s finances a rather comical solution.
Probst has started a petition on Change.org to change the name of Australia’s currency from the dollar to the “dollarydoo.”
Sound familiar? If you’re a fan of seminal and absurdly long-running animated television show The Simpsons, you may recall an episode that originally aired back in 1995 titled “Bart vs. Australia,” in which young Bart makes an extremely expensive collect call to a man in Australia to inquire why the toilet water spirals down the drain in the opposite direction Down Under. When the man receives the bill, he exclaims, “Nine hundred dollarydoos!”
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