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  1. Ernienoun

    A diminutive of the male given name Ernest.

  2. Etymology: Initial letters of "electronic random number indicator equipment"


  1. Ernie

    A Premium Bond is a lottery bond issued by the United Kingdom government since 1956. At present it is issued by the government's National Savings and Investments agency. The principle behind Premium Bonds is that rather than the stake being gambled, as in a usual lottery, it is the interest on the bonds that is distributed by a lottery. The bonds are entered in a monthly prize draw and the government promises to buy them back, on request, for their original price. The government pays interest into the bond fund (2.20% per annum since October 2022) from which a monthly lottery distributes tax-free prizes to bondholders whose numbers are selected randomly. The machine that generates the numbers is called ERNIE, for Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment. Prizes range from £25 to £1,000,000 and (since October 2022) the odds of a £1 bond winning a prize in a given month are 24,000 to 1.Investors can buy bonds at any time but they must be held for a whole calendar month before they qualify for a prize. As an example, a bond purchased mid-May must then be held throughout June before being eligible for the draw in July (and onwards). Bonds purchased by reinvestment of prizes are immediately eligible for the following month's draw. Numbers are entered in the draw each month, with an equal chance of winning, until the bond is cashed. As of 2019, each person may own bonds up to £50,000. Since 1 February 2019, the minimum purchase amount for Premium Bonds has been £25. As of October 2022 there are over 119 billion eligible Premium Bonds, each having a value of £1.When introduced to the wider public in 1957, the only other similar game available in the UK was the football pools, with the National Lottery not coming into existence until 1994. Although many avenues of lotteries and other forms of gambling are now available to British adults, Premium Bonds are held by more than 22 million people, equivalent to about 1 in 3 of the UK population.


  1. Ernie

    Ernie is a fictional character, a Muppet on the Public Broadcasting Service's long-running children's television show, Sesame Street. He and his roommate Bert form a comic duo that is one of the program's centerpieces, with Ernie acting the role of the naïve troublemaker and Bert the world-weary foil. Ernie's birthday is January 28. Ernie is well known for his fondness for baths with his Rubber Duckie, and for trying to learn to play the saxophone although he would not "put down the duckie." Ernie is also known for keeping Bert awake at night, for reasons such as wanting to play the drums, wanting to count something, to observe something like a blackout, or even because he is waiting for his upstairs neighbor to drop his shoes. That happens also in Play with Me Sesame. He has a distinctive, chuckling laugh. His appearance and clothing contrast noticeably with Bert, as he is the shorter and stouter of the pair, wears a shirt with horizontal stripes as opposed to Bert's vertical ones, and has a head that is wider than it is high. In addition, Ernie has no visible eyebrows, while Bert displays a unibrow. Many Ernie and Bert sketches involve Ernie wanting to play a game with Bert, who would much rather do something else. Ernie keeps annoying Bert with the game until Bert joins in – and usually, by the time Bert starts enjoying the game, Ernie is tired of playing the game and wants to do something else. Other sketches have involved them sharing some food by dividing it equally, only for one of them to have a bit more than the other, leading Ernie to make it even by eating the extra piece.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ernie in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ernie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Frank Oz:

    It seems Mark Saltzman was asked if Bert Ernie are gay. It's fine that Mark Saltzman feels Bert Ernie are. Bert Ernie're not, of course, but why that question ? Does it really matter ? Why the need to define people as only gay ? There's much more to a human being than just straightness or gayness.

  2. Regina Rice:

    It is understandable that Ernie's family is concerned at this very sad time. However, the record and those closest to Ernie Banks will dispel any iota of concern regarding my relationship with Ernie Banks and Ernie Banks trust in me to carrying out Ernie Banks wishes.

  3. Mark Saltzman:

    I wrote sketches... Arnie's OCD would create friction with how chaotic I was. And that's the Bert and Bert Ernie dynamic.

  4. Regina Rice:

    It is understandable that Ernie's family is concerned at this very sad time, however, the record, and those closest to Ernie, will dispel any iota of concern regarding my relationship with Ernie and his trust in me to carry out his wishes.

  5. Colin Montgomerie:

    This major business is difficult because Tiger takes two of them, so that only leaves two for everyone else. If you give one to Phil, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen, that only leaves one, doesn't it ? So there's only one left every year.

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