“Dear Dad, you owe me a qortare.”

Just got back from getting the oil changed in the car and found this note on my desk.



DearDaD, / youoweme / aqortareBec- / astars25¢


A good papyrologist would put dots under the “stars” in line four, but then a good papyrologist might have been able to divine the meaning of this baffling note.

This is how banking should be. You just find a pile of coins with a note saying you owe me this amount k thanks bye #bostonstrong!

Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for helping me figure out what in the world this could mean.


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Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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