Mervyn King announces ‘qualitative easing’ for wedding anniversary gifts
The Bank of England has downgraded the official list of wedding anniversary gifts, in a move described as ‘qualitative easing’.
Paper, cotton and leather make way for dust, scabs and soup, while fourth wedding anniversaries are now sponsored by Chapstick. Smut, phlegm, cheese and Johnson’s Ear Buds mark the next four milestones.
Several gifts have been rescheduled, to reflect changes in value since the list was first drafted. 50th Wedding anniversaries are now celebrated with a two-foot length of copper pipe, but the new 60th ‘Full Tank of Diesel’ anniversary has been criticised as ‘extravagant’ by some economists.
Mervyn King is confident that the move will stabilise the trade in Guilts.
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Posted: Oct 12th, 2011 by waylandsmithy
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