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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We seem to have lost the "tuppence" and "threppence" from the coinage, they having been replaced by the "pee" and the totally illogical and grammatically incorrect "one pence" when "pence" in the plural of "penny".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.

Colyn.


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