On this 129th day of making things, Noah Scalin’s book instructed me to “make a passport, travel poster, monetary unit, or other item for a fictional country or another planet.”
My writer fantasies took me to a land where good grammar, perfect spelling, rich vocabulary, and compelling story lines are as good as gold.
Would a country like this be called Authoria? Dictionaria? Thesaurium? Wordland?
What matters is that in this wonderful place, people who command the language also command the economy. The richest members of this society are those who make proper use of the Oxford comma, favor the active voice, and craft concise lists in parallel structure.
Who better to feature on our currency than Noah Webster? Voila …