Re: [OT] $0.005 (was: Re: Handwritten EURO sign)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Aug 16 2003 - 01:08:44 EDT

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    Doug Ewell scripsit:

    > > In 19th century California, it was common for things to cost 12.5
    > > cents, although the U.S. has never made coins for this amount, nor for
    > > 0.5 cents either.
    > The U.S. did indeed make half-cent coins, from 1793 through 1857.

    Well, I guess this is my version of a troll, because I knew a) that
    probably wasn't right and b) I was gonna get called on it.

    John Cowan
    [P]olice in many lands are not complaining that local arrestees are insisting
    on having their Miranda rights read to them, just like perps in American TV
    cop shows.  When it's explained to them that they are in a different country,
    where those rights do not exist, they become outraged.  --Neal Stephenson

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