Re: Different prejudices and $.02

Legend (jackechs@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 06:52:38 -0400

I don't know when, but at some point in history "my two bits worth" evolved
into "my two cents worth" making the "my $.02" a correct statement. Now my
pet peeve with this is ... cents/pennies are not legal tender and are
virtually worthless ... my own vanity would like my opinions to be worth
more than two cents or two bits.
Well, that's my buck fifty ...

At 07:51 PM 4/24/96 +1100, Iain Walker wrote:
>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

respectfully yours, Anthony D

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