RE: [CR]Making sense of old British prices - the definitive list? :-)


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer



Hi, You've forgotten : -

A score - £20 A pony - £25 A ton - £100 A monkey - £500 A grand - £1000

Terry

Herts, UK
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 03:39:13 -0500> From: grm1067@aol.com> Subject: [CR]Making sense of old British prices - the definitive list? :-)> > I wrote this at the start of the topic but didn’t send it because I > thought that all the points were slowly being covered, however here�> �s a > little bit more.> Brit money was generally referred to as “LSD”, an expression> which > quickly dropped out of fashion thanks to Timothy Leary.> 1 guinea (one single coin) = £1 1/- = 21 shillings> The pound was either 240 pence or multiples of the following -> 1 pound (bank note) = £1 = a quid = a oncer (pronounced wunser) > = a > knicker ( £5 = 5 knicker) = 20 shillings> 10 shillings (bank note) = 10/- = 10 bob = half a knicker> 5 shillings (5 single coins) = 5/- = 5 bob. Also is the value of a > crown (very old, used to be a single coin)> 2 shillings and six pence (one single coin) = half-a-crown (term used > up to decimalisation) = 2/6d = two and six = half a dollar (expression> > often used up to the1960s, based on a very old exchange rate when a > Crown was worth roughly a Dollar)> 2 shillings (one single coin) = a florin = 2/- = 2 bob> 1 shilling (one single coin) = 1/- = a bob> 6 pence (one single coin) = 6d = a tanner> 3 pence (one single coin) = 3d> 1 penny = 1d = a copper> Halfpenny = 1/2d = what it says> Farthing – quarter of a penny = 1/4d> > Answers often heard in answer to questions like “How much?” > or “What’s > it worth?” -> E2A couple of quid” “A couple of knicker” “H> alf a knicker” “5 bob”, > “Half a dollar”, “a tanner”, “a few > coppers”.> > Just to finish off boring you to death – a bit of cockney rhyming sl> ang > that crossed over the pond.> Bread = Bread and honey = money> > If you ride an old Brit bike you just have to use terms like these. > Just don’t expect to be understood ;-)> > Geoff Margetts,> Dreieich,> Germany> > ________________________________________________________________________> AOL eMail auf Ihrem Handy! Ab sofort können Sie auch unterwegs Ihre AOL> > email abrufen. Registrieren Sie sich jetzt kostenlos.> _______________________________________________> Classicrendezvous mailing list> Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> http://www.bikelist.org/mailman/listinfo/classicrendezvous _________________________________________________________________ Get a bird’s eye view of the world with Multimap http://clk.atdmt.com/GBL/go/115454059/direct/01/



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