Re: Brilliant wheeze.
- From: "Ellie" <ellie@xxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 00:20:09 +0100
"Nick" <nick@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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"Kath" <kath@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I found a half pence the other day. Ahhhh those were the days.
The singular of our currency coins is penny: plural is pence. I have
complained to the post office who offer a discount of once pence (sic)
people in the 020 area (i.e. London) who have one of their telephone
So, say after me: "I found a half PENNY the other day" (You may say
ha'penny, like what we used to do in my younger days... I remember the
If my students talk about 2 pee or 3 pee I ask them if they have changeto school used to be 3 ha'pence - or 1 1/2 d : or 1.5 old pence, whichHow about "I found a half pee"?
equals 0.5 new penny)
Why do they say that? We never said we had half a dee when we had
ha'pennies! in good old Pounds Shillings & Pence days (Nearly said LSD
Yeahbut, we didn't say half penny either!
(And I don't like 'pee' either. - Don't start Griffiths!)
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