> > Money is simply not a medium in which I can work. I am not a native speaker; my accent betrays my igorance. I put on my suit jacket and go to an office in midtown and, if I am hired, tell the story of a software application, a story in words and documents that will, in turn, be used as a kind of lexicon for those who speak the language of millions of dollars. - from [Medium of Choice](http://www.ftrain.com/MoneyLanguage.html) by [Paul Ford](http://www.ftrain.com) > >
Working as a freelancer, I can sympathise with Paul Ford on how the language of money is difficult to work with. If Barclay’s are ‘Fluent in Finance’ I seem to be merely at GCSE level; I know enough to get by.