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Halfpenny thoughts no.2 – What does the Queen sing in the shower?

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Thoughts which aren’t even worth a penny

If you have watched any royal ceremonies involving the Queen of England,  you may have noticed that she is the only person who doesn’t join in when “God Save the Queen” is sung. She can’t, of course. It would make no sense.

But I am sure that there have been times when she has sung it in private. How could one resist it? When she’s really worked up about something or, almost unthinkingly, in the shower. She would still need to change the words, though. This is what I think she sings:

“God save my gracious Me, Long live my noble Me, Go-od save Me!”

And, perhaps, people would enjoy it more if they too could sing those words instead of the standard version. In this selfie-littered age of self-display and ceaseless selling, this should, really, become everybody’s personal anthem.

Halfpenny thought no.1- stock markets

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Thoughts which aren’t even worth a penny

 

 

Whenever the stock markets slump, the news is always full of expressions like these ones I have collected:

“Apple fails yet again, $123B vanishes.”

“Investors’ billions vanish as NSE returns worst performance in four years.”

“Bad Year for Japan Banks as $95 Billion of Value Vanishes.”

 

If money vanishes, then the opposite should also be true. Why is it then that when stock markets surge no one ever writes anything like this ?

“$123B materialises overnight.”

“Investors showered by magically appearing billions.”

“$95 Billion of Value suddenly shows up.”