Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Bonecruncher Folklore: Expressions lost/gained with SI measures (59* d) RE: Folklore: Expressions lost/gained with SI measures 13 Sep 07

We seem to have lost the "tuppence" and "threppence" from the coinage, they having been replaced by the "pee" and the totally illogical and grammatically incorrect "one pence" when "pence" in the plural of "penny".
The "bob", for a shilling, saw it's demise with the coin, as did the florin (incidentally, Britain's first attempt at decimalisation in 1840).
A "Devon Mile" still exists, where, particlarly in North Devon one mile on the map is about one and a half miles by road, due to the contours.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.