Re: Different prejudices and $.02
Read, Dwight ANTHRO (Read@ANTHRO.SSCNET.UCLA.EDU)
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 09:22:00 PDT
On Tue, 23 Apr 1996, Kotliar wrote:
> my $.02
> Jay K.
and Walker replied:
"Assuming (and I _am_ assuming) that the above comment is intended to be the
decimal version of "my two bits worth", I just thought that this might be
an opportune moment to point out that a "bit" was a 12 and a half cent
coin and thus two bits was 25c, not 2c.
You didn't really think you could get a shave and a haicut for a mere 2c,
did you? "
Well the folks down under must not know the expression "my two cents worth"
as in "I want to get in my two cents worth." Nothing to do with "bits" (as
in two bits is one quarter).