[DWJ] Re: currency

Colin Fine colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Sat Sep 16 06:23:04 EDT 2006


Minnow wrote:
> I am glad that Chrestomanci Castle still does its financial dealings in
> pounds, shillings and pence sterling; I do hope that since that's not 
> what
> is used in England here-now any more, American editors of the book will
> leave the currency alone just as they would if it were "nobles" or
> "quintups" or any other non-our-world coinage.
>
> What's more, they measure weight in stones, pounds and ounces.
>
> Hurrah!
>
> Minnow
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My immediate reply is 'of course it does: it's early 20C'. Of course I'm 
not entitled to draw that conclusion; but it's perfectly possible that 
that England is only a few decades away from decimalisaton.

Colin



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