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Do you use the Euro now Claudine or are you still using Axolotls? :D

Got some funny looks taking a pic in Tescos :D
 
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I bet:D
We are still using Polish Złoty and personally, I hope that this will never change. In Italy, where I spend some time almost every year, everything became more expensive after they started using Euro. I don't know, I just like Polish Złoty:) (oh, and "złoty" means golden, it sounds nice:p).
 

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Ahh, wondered what that meant, sounds good. Our Pound is literally based on the weight.

Some king a long time ago, got a silver smith to see how far he could divide a pound of silver up, he managed to make 240 separate coins out of it, so for years our currency was based on a ridiculous number, if only he'd said, wouldn't it be easier to divide it by 10 :D
 
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They are hairy too


Hairy? Wow Well then, I can most certainly mark them off of my list of things that I want to try. It is so good to have a board like this where we can learn from others and not make too many mistakes! ;) Thank you for the heads up.
 
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Ahh, wondered what that meant, sounds good. Our Pound is literally based on the weight.

Some king a long time ago, got a silver smith to see how far he could divide a pound of silver up, he managed to make 240 separate coins out of it, so for years our currency was based on a ridiculous number, if only he'd said, wouldn't it be easier to divide it by 10 :D

Lol, I like the story, I haven't heard it before.
Another funny thing is that 1 złoty is made of silver, not of gold:p
 

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Our pre decimal money started at a Farthing or quarter penny, 2 Farthings made a Ha'penny or Half d, 2 Ha'pennies made a Penny. 3 Pennies made a 3d or Thrupenny bit, 2 Thrupenny bits made a Tanner or 6d. 2 Tanners made a Shilling or Bob, 2 Shillings made a Florin or 2/- bob bit. A Florin and a Tanner made a Half Crown, 2 Half Crowns made a Dollar or Crown. 4 Crowns made a Pound or 244 Pennies.

A pound and a Shilling made a Guinea.

We resisted decimalisation for ages because we thought it would be too complex
 
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I had to google the word "decimalisation", google translator didn't know how to translate it, but I found out that it means "the act of changing to a decimal system" :p
It's so complicated! If I had to use pre decimal money, I would probably spend most of my time at a store, counting:p
 
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:D Yep, still remember the day back in february 1971, there were information programs on telly for months before we changed over.

It's funny, but growing up with the old system, it didn't seem complicated.
 

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