Re: String name and Character Name

From: Peter Kirk (peterkirk@qaya.org)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 11:49:17 CST

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    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
    transatlantic origin.

    I also remember from a visit to Ireland that, although they were
    supposed to have the same pound in those days, they had different
    sixpenny bits.

    > Martin
    > Old enough to remember!
    >
    Me too! :-(

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