[LMB] OT: US currency names
proto at panix.com
Thu Mar 8 14:48:49 GMT 2018
> On Mar 8, 2018, at 8:26 AM, Bill Welch <moremoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> From the UK viewpoint:
> We have pennies too. Until 1971, our pennies were worth 1/240th of a
> pound. Now they're 1/100th.
> Penny is the singular, pence is plural. Pennies is also a plural, used
> differently. I would say "two pennies" if I meant to refer to two of the
> actual coins but "two pence" if I was telling the price of something.
And you still need to know the old system of English money to read
Dickens, for example.
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