[LMB] OT: US currency names

WalterStuartBushell 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.
> 
> Bill
> 
> gi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lois-bujold

And you still need to know the old system of English money to read 
Dickens, for example.
> 

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