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Old 12-02-2015, 04:23 PM   #11
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The Black Friday sales looked good but I'm already tapped out earlier in the month getting my Benchmade HK Turmoil knife.

It was now or never then. Whew!
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:39 PM   #12
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Best deal I saw over the weekend here in the UK was Scan selling the EVGA 980Ti Hybrid for £499... that's about £110 less than usual. Other than that it was pretty mundane.
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I saw a Black Friday where they knocked a full 4p off the price of a 500 quid laptop! Bargain....(!)

Bought a few things, but only because I had no idea what to buy as presents, so I just skipped through every single deal and bought whatever piqued my interest.
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I saw a Black Friday where they knocked a full 4p off the price of a 500 quid laptop! Bargain....(!)

Bought a few things, but only because I had no idea what to buy as presents, so I just skipped through every single deal and bought whatever piqued my interest.

Is a pence like a cent? so 500 quid = 500 pounds and 4 pence off that means that it was 499.96 pounds? British currency is confusing.
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Is a pence like a cent? so 500 quid = 500 pounds and 4 pence off that means that it was 499.96 pounds? British currency is confusing.
1 US Dollar is currently 0.66 UK Pound Sterling

so $1 is 66p



£1 = a quid (slang term haha)
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Is a pence like a cent? so 500 quid = 500 pounds and 4 pence off that means that it was 499.96 pounds? British currency is confusing.
British currency makes perfect sense!

100p (pence) in the £1 (pound sterling)

As Americans have:
100 cents in the dollar


But we do have slang words like "quid" "bob" "bag" etc.
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British currency makes perfect sense!

100p (pence) in the £1 (pound sterling)

As Americans have:
100 cents in the dollar


But we do have slang words like "quid" "bob" "bag" etc.
Dont forget bill, pony, monkey, score, etc etc

Dont even try and understand what a thoroughbred londoner says to you, they dont even know what they are saying haha
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currency slang...

($)Dollar = Pound(£)
Cent = Penny
Cents = Pence
Greens = reddies (paper notes, or money, as in "you got the greens?/you got the reddies?" when asking someone if they have the money to buy something) (because the ink on a US paper money is green, ink on £50 us money is red.)
Bill = Note
Buck = Quid
Nickle = 5p (we don't have slang for that)
Dime = 10p (we don't have slang for that)
Quarter = 25p (we don't have either slang for that or a specific coin)

a blue is a fiver, otherwise known as a five pound note. (called that because of the traditional ink colours0
a score is twenty, though this isn't applied just to money, you can have a score of anything, and scores of failures to your name, that's obviously american term as well, (hence three score and ten) (3 x 20 + 10, seventy) but it's notably not three score and a couple of monkeys ago.

a pony is £25, because in old india, (in empire times) there was a 25 rupee note with a pony on it.

a hundred pounds is a ton, which I guess is confusing because a ton of weight is 2240 pounds. because in the UK we use the long scale imperial system, - which is why our beers are bigger amongst other things than in the US where they use the short scale, or "queens" system. - this is also why a "hundred weight" in the US is 100lbs, but in Britain it's 112lbs)

but a ton of money is a hundred quid.

a Monkey is £500, again because of the picture on an Indian note. (500 rupee)

and £1000, is a grand, or "a bag of sand"



currency slang isn't half as interesting as the rest of British slang,

where getting pissed is a (fun) thing to do in the UK.
going off half cocked, doesn't mean wandering off with a bit of a chub on.
going off cock isn't a conversion from homosexuality
and cocking it up isn't anything to do with genitalia.
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In the US we talk about Benjamins and Grants, 100 dollar and 50 dollar bills. Or just dead presidents in general.
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