From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 11:49:17 CST
On 27/04/2005 13:36, Martin Green wrote:
> Michael Everson wrote:
>> This is correct, and "shilling" should be deleted (It was also
>> "Irish" and so the rubric is doubly offensive. "Shilling" does have
>> an abbreviation apart from the notation with solidus, i.e. "d.".
>> Another notation was £3.4d.6p. if I remember. I never used this
>> currency, only the later decimal versions.
> Micheal I am surprised at you. It is obvious you were brought up in
> the post-decimal era! The abbreviation for "shilling" was "s" while
> "pence" was "d". So the amount would have appeared as £3.4s.6d (except
> normally the dot was actually a double dot - not ellipsis).
I think you will find this is a matter not so much of his age as his
I also remember from a visit to Ireland that, although they were
supposed to have the same pound in those days, they had different
> Old enough to remember!
Me too! :-(
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