Seven and a tanner?

#3
waaaah?

7 and sixpence - seven old shillings and 6 old pennies

approx 37 and a half new pennies - ooo'er I'm off to have a lie down.
 
#5
Married_to_a_Brit said:
hahaha........ :lol: ....a shilling!!! yeah right!!. What's next? I need to tip in coppers?!?..........hahaha!!! You guys are great!!, oh do you still go to the well to get your water in a bucket?................dang, I almost fell for that one..........it was good though
8O 8O 8O

I recognise most of the words - but not the way in which they are presented.

Could you attempt a translation?
 
#8
WTF?

Look here Married American Lady and this English Gal will put you straight:

Old Money:

There were 20 Shillings in one Pound. A Pound is still colloquially known as a "Quid"

There were 12 Pennies in a Shilling.

Therefore a Sixpence (Tanner) was Six Pennies or effectively half a Shilling.

Just to egg the pudding so to speak there were other denominations as well:

Florin - 2 Shillings - otherwise known as "Two Bob"

Half Crown - Two Shillings and Sixpence - Otherwise known as "Half a Kick"

Crown - Five Shillings - Was also nicknamed "A Dollar" due to fixed rate at the time of four Dollars in one Pound.

Shilling - see above.

Sixpence - see above.

Threepence - Three old Pennies (as in show us yer thruppeny bits missus) :)

Penny - see above.

Halfpenny or H'apence - one half of an old Penny.

Farthing - one quarter of an old Penny.

Thus in one Pound:

4 Crowns
8 Half Crowns
12 Shillings
24 Sixpences
48 Thruppences
240 Pennies
480 H'pennies
960 Farthings

Incidentally there was another price - that of the Guinea - this was 21 Shillings and things like hats, suits etc were often priced as "Four Guineas" or what ever.

See - what was wrong with that? Simple system. We had to go and mess it up with all this Decimal craap of course though.

Don't even get me started on Lbs, Ounces, Yards, Perches, Poles, Chains or even Furlongs.....

Yanks - Things went to pot in 1776 and have slipped downhill ever since.
 
#9
How old RD!!!!:)
 
#10
Married_to_a_Brit said:
whistler,
I'm still LMYAO (Y is for Yank)
The translation is: Ok, you guys got me. I almost fell for it. Still chuckling too, when my wife hits me with that dry English humor I laugh so long she thinks I'm mental.

Ok, serious now, what is the 7 referring to?

Thanks
MTAB
What's a humor? :?
 
#11
Zorro said:
How old RD!!!!:)
Not THAT old Zorro! I was at Junior School as the Decimal craap was coming in. We had to learn the "Old Money" along with "Old" weights and measures off by heart and be able to "Sing" them just like 12X Tables.

As a very small child my Birthday treat from Granny was a lovely Ten Bob note :)

Still in green and still giving young whipper-snappers a run for their money :) Nothing as wily as a Senior Vixen :)
 
#14
Well hey NEIGHBOR why not COLOR me green? Once when in Tappan, New York I remembered the advice my dear old Grandmother gave me - "If ever you are lost darling just ask a Policeman".

Having approached a likely looking Police type chap I asked him for directions. His reply was a baffled look and "Maaam, Do you speak English?" I said "Yes, and it appears that you speak American" He did not see the funny side of it.

His next sentence was "Maaam, Are you from out of state?" Ho hum. Johnny Foreigners the lot of you.
 
#16
Extremely good ice cream to start with; and also as in "sense of" as in to make one laugh. Oh thats right, you folks spell it how? "humour"? Why the extra letter? no wonder your wit is so dry, takes you forever to get there.....hahaha, there goes my wit again, or at least (I'll beat you to it)........Half of it!!!...........hahahaha
You late comers got no right to ask the extra letter question. We can however ask why you take our words and add and subtract letters at will. Is it because one of your clever folk (GWB??) once spelt something wrong and to avoid embarassment to the main man you just change the spelling to suit because you are such a new country? If you click on the links below make sure you don't get a nosebleed when going back in history before we set you free.

Wit my arrse by the way. Witless morelike.

RD - You sure all that didn't come from a website? I was 8 or 9 at decimalisation and I can't remember a lot of what you quoted. If not a website then well done on the memory front.

If you really want important info on a tanner it is what Brian May (Queen) uses/used as a pleck for playing the guitar.

http://www.24carat.co.uk/coingradesframe.html

http://www.24carat.co.uk/coingradesframe.html
 
#17
Married_to_a_Brit said:
Because we're not so thick we have to knock letters out of words to be able to spell them correctly

Well, it could be that you actually ARE thicker; since you need more letters in a word to understand it. Sort of make you prolong the spelling to give you more time to absourb it.................oh hahaha, I kill myself!!!........... :lol:
as in abrourb - ffs

oh hahaha, I kill myself!!!...........
feel free
 
#18
Ranger_Danger said:
WTF?

Look here Married American Lady and this English Gal will put you straight:

Old Money:

There were 20 Shillings in one Pound. A Pound is still colloquially known as a "Quid"

There were 12 Pennies in a Shilling.

Therefore a Sixpence (Tanner) was Six Pennies or effectively half a Shilling.

Just to egg the pudding so to speak there were other denominations as well:

Florin - 2 Shillings - otherwise known as "Two Bob"

Half Crown - Two Shillings and Sixpence - Otherwise known as "Half a Kick"

Crown - Five Shillings - Was also nicknamed "A Dollar" due to fixed rate at the time of four Dollars in one Pound.

Shilling - see above.

Sixpence - see above.

Threepence - Three old Pennies (as in show us yer thruppeny bits missus) :)

Penny - see above.

Halfpenny or H'apence - one half of an old Penny.

Farthing - one quarter of an old Penny.

Thus in one Pound:

4 Crowns
8 Half Crowns
12 Shillings X
24 Sixpences X
48 Thruppences X
240 Pennies
480 H'pennies
960 Farthings

Incidentally there was another price - that of the Guinea - this was 21 Shillings and things like hats, suits etc were often priced as "Four Guineas" or what ever.

See - what was wrong with that? Simple system. We had to go and mess it up with all this Decimal craap of course though.

Don't even get me started on Lbs, Ounces, Yards, Perches, Poles, Chains or even Furlongs.....

Yanks - Things went to pot in 1776 and have slipped downhill ever since.
Your working out is good but you really must pay more attention to your final answer 8)
 
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#20
Married_to_a_Brit said:
hahaha........ :lol: ....a shilling!!! yeah right!!. What's next? I need to tip in coppers?!?..........hahaha!!! You guys are great!!, oh do you still go to the well to get your water in a bucket?................dang, I almost fell for that one..........it was good though
F*ck off Cletus.
 

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