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S2000magician
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I'm grading first-semester accounting quizzes today and one of the students came up with a new account, one of which I'd never heard before:

Account Placebo

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(No, you don't get extra credit for figuring out what he really meant.)
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So you have students from Italy in your class? Nice.
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I once had a student who decided my name was Peter and spent some time calling me that. Peter is a fine name, but my name is Cliff.
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I'll never forget when I was teaching at Berklee College of music in the late 1970's, and one of my students was surprised to hear Paul McCartney had been in a band before Wings.
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On Aug 31, 2015, S2000magician wrote:
I'm grading first-semester accounting quizzes today and one of the students came up with a new account, one of which I'd never heard before:

Account Placebo

Smile

(No, you don't get extra credit for figuring out what he really meant.)

So that's what A/P stands for. That explains a lot.
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Accounts recieveable

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S2000magician
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Accounts receivable

I suspect that you're correct.

But it wouldn't have mattered; the answer was wrong no matter what he meant.
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Account Placebo - isn't that the used for cooking the books?
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I think you mean doctoring the books
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Touche'. Smile
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A placebo account is the one you show to creditors to make them feel better about lending you more money.
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That's well put, Bob.
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A placebo account is the one you show to creditors to make them feel better about lending you more money.

Ahh, the fake receivables
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Account Placebo



Maybe a little sugar coating to make the numbers a bit more palatable...
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I remember our high school accountancy teacher explaining how to lay out the page for accounts: Divide the page into three equal halves, and make one of the halves bigger than the other two.
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I remember our high school accountancy teacher explaining how to lay out the page for accounts: Divide the page into three equal halves, and make one of the halves bigger than the other two.

If the big half were twice the size of each of the little halves, he, sort of, stumbled into an accurate description . . . completely accidentally, of course.
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On Sep 3, 2015, TonyB2009 wrote:
I remember our high school accountancy teacher explaining how to lay out the page for accounts: Divide the page into three equal halves, and make one of the halves bigger than the other two.

If the big half were twice the size of each of the little halves, he, sort of, stumbled into an accurate description . . . completely accidentally, of course.

The guy was a genius then. He also told us all that the way to make a fortune was to open a chip shop. But when I met him last year he seemed quite happy that I had ignored his advice and gone into magic instead.
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Maybe he realized that you weren't interested in making a fortune.
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