[CR]Re: Oscar Egg and British money


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Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:28:17 +0000
From: Stuart Tallack <stuarttallack@mac.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Re: Oscar Egg and British money

Any Oscar Egg owners out there? Frame transfers should be available soon from Nick Tithecott. Contact me if you need to know more.

Re the following, I am not sure that we took it from movies. I think you'll find that pony, monkey, grand and bar have been used on both sides of the Atlantic for a long time in the money markets and betting on horses. Nobody seems to know where or how they originated. Bicycle history is much more straightforward.
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>At 11:30 AM 05/12/2008 +0000, Terry Kearns wrote:
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>>A grand - ?1000
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>That is one expression borrowed from American movies that really irks me
>about the modern British vernacular. A grand is $1000 not ?1000. I suppose
>inflation has taken its toll.
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>John Betmanis
>Woodstock, Ontario
>Canada

It's all a bit off-topic, isn't it? (And has anybody mentioned the sprarzy? Oh, and you can't use 'copper' in the singular. It means copper coins in the plural. Bank bags used to be marked 'silver' or 'copper' in the good old days when they were made of paper.)

Stuart Tallack on and off topic in West Sussex