Fibbing Friday — Initial Reaction

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as host for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Frank’s turn to host and here are his questions.

1. What does the acronym FDIC stand for?

It’s short for a TV show on the Travel Network about spending a brief period of time exploring different countries and it stands for “Four Days In Country.”

2. What’s the difference between APR and APY?

APR is a political movement in the post-Trump era known as “American Pride Restored.” APY is a metric used in the textile industry to depict Average Price per Yard.

3. What’s the difference between a bank and a credit union?

A bank is someplace used to store donated blood. A credit union is where you go to fix your credit rating.

4. What exactly is a CPA?

It’s a test given by psychologists who specialize in personality disorders. The test is called the Cognitive Personality Assessment, or CPA.

5. What’s so important about April 15th in the United States?

It’s Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, a holiday celebrated mostly by Italian Americans.

6. In the United States, what function does the IRS serve?

It’s an Irrigation Regulator System for underground sprinkler installations.

7. What is a Foreign Exchange Rate?

It’s the going rate for mail-order brides from Russia.

8. What is the S & P Index?

It’s a safety record index for ships and planes.

9. What’s the difference between a bull market and a bear market?

A bull market is where cattle farmers can bid on bulls and a bear market is where zoo keepers can buy bears.

10. What is the difference between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA?

IRA traditionally stands for the Irish Republican Army, which is a name used by various paramilitary organizations in Ireland throughout the 20th century. Roth, Ira is the last and first name of a guy I went to college with by the name of Ira Roth. When we were in class together and the professor would call the roll, he’d call out students’ last name first, so when he came to Ira, he’d call out “Roth, Ira.”

8 thoughts on “Fibbing Friday — Initial Reaction

  1. Marleen March 19, 2021 / 1:26 pm

    Number 2 and number 5 combined: as of this year, we have an anniversary of putting off the deadline for taxes — the April 15th holiday, American procrastination revisited. Twenty-twenty was Apy (American procrastination year).

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