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Dimitri
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Question for "Metric" people over the pond... Reply with quote

Davey Boy Laughing

Doesnt seem that hard mind you I've never had to use the system Very Happy

£1 = 20 shillings.
1 shilling = 12 pence.
1 penny = 2 halfpennies.
2 halfpenny = 2 farthings (used in the colony's but not the UK itself).

Would be hard to use though if your used to the metric money system would take me a while to adjust myself. Very Happy

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Using the example of five shillings and sixpence, the standard ways of writing shillings and pence were:

* 5s 6d
* 5/6 (see below for the / mark)
* 5/- for 5 shillings only, with the dash to stand for zero pennies.

This sum would be spoken as "five shillings and sixpence" or "five and six".

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: Question for "Metric" people over the pond... Reply with quote

Daveyboy wrote:
Just a thought - money.

England used to have a system of money where the first big amount was a guinea. The still use it in some auctions, especially horses.

A guinea is worth £1-05, we had this pounds, shillings and pence thing - I still don't understand how it all worked... wtf

Long live Metric! Unless you are measuring anything....

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Hey Daveyboy. The old pounds, shillings and pence was pretty easy if you knew the basics.....12 pence to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound (quid), 21 shillings to the guinea. Shocked Shocked

Then of course you had the farthing, halfpenny, penny, threepence ("trey bit") , sixpence ("zac"), shilling ("deena"), florin ("two bob"), 10 shilling note ("10 bob"), oh yeah, 5 shillings ("5 bob") was known as a dollar. wtf Confused

See it was all really easy. Laughing Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Question for "Metric" people over the pond... Reply with quote

Here's a link for all of us conversion challenged people. haha

www.theweathernetwork..../index.htm

My boys are 11 and they have no clue as to what a foot is unless I give them one in the ass. lol Just kidding
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Question for "Metric" people over the pond... Reply with quote

Haha

HuntAway, Thats funny. Very Happy

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