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English to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
English term or phrase:owning currancy
I am currently disputing the following line with a copywriter: "...the proud owner of $2000..."
They claim that you can own currency to my comment of it not being possible to own money, and the line should read " the proud recipient/winner of $2000" Please note: American colloquial speach required here.
Explanation: If this has anything to do with a competition with a cash prize: "You are now the proud winner of $2,000".
The problem with "owner" is not just whether one says "I'm the owner of currency etc.", but that it would sound funny telling someone with oodles of money (from other sources) "you are the proud owner of $2,000"!