Re: Different prejudices and $.02

Iain Walker (iainw@SUE.ECON.SU.OZ.AU)
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 19:51:02 +1100

On Tue, 23 Apr 1996, Kotliar wrote:
> my $.02
> Jay K.

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?

Iain Walker

Dept. of Anthropology
University of Sydney