I can't resist sharing this laugh from my friend Tony Miles' blog Maybe2day and he was sent it by Catherine:-
"EU Directive No. 456179
In order to meet the conditions for joining the Single European currency, all citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must be made aware that the phrase ‘Spending a Penny‘ is not to be used after 31st December 2009.
From the 1st January 2010, the correct terminology will be: ‘Euronating’.
Thank you for your attention.
Ha ha ha!"