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This will sure put Global Britain on the map (and boost British exports).
by Bernard on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 07:52:19 AM EST
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Not to mention improving their arithmetical skills. Remember when primary school was devoted to exercises in converting sixpences to guineas?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 10:59:17 AM EST
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As a matter of fact, I don't: when I started studying English, the course material were mentioning the recently introduced "new pence", with 100 pence in one pound, as if this was some big freakin' deal. I didn't think much about it at the the time: 100 pence to a pound, 100 centimes to a franc, 100 cents to a dollar; is there any other way, I thought? The naiveté of youth...
by Bernard on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 12:22:45 PM EST
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We sure did in Scotland. I don't know why they did guineas (21 shillings) rather than unicorns (18 shillings). Maybe after independence.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 02:45:57 PM EST
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