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'yorz
1018533.  Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:56 pm Reply with quote

*groan* honest

 
Bondee
1018540.  Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:25 pm Reply with quote

Yep. She spent at least 20 minutes trying to figure out how to separate them.

 
swot
1018542.  Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:28 pm Reply with quote

You are mean :)

 
nitwit02
1018572.  Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:18 pm Reply with quote

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Some sources on slang allege that the 2 coin is commonly known as a pair of knickers. A small prize for anyone who's ever actually heard this.





Never heard it, but I like it.

 
djgordy
1018581.  Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:19 am Reply with quote

Who calls a pound a "knicker" these days?

 
Jenny
1018657.  Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:47 am Reply with quote

I always thought of it as being a Cockney word, though I don't think it's rhyming slang.

 
chrisboote
1018727.  Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:22 am Reply with quote

I'm FAIRLY sure that 'half a knicker' for ten bob was because 'a knicker' was a pound
Why? Well, nobody knows
But the most likely explanation is horseracing slang; a nicker originally being a losing bet (from ~1850) - nicker = neigh = nay

The Tote Museum quotes 1871 as the first use of 'nicker' being a pound, claiming that "all racecourse bets were changed in that year to be a minimum of 1", but this seems incredibly expensive to me - at a time when a day trip to Epsom Races, including entrance fee, was a shilling - and makes me think that they have it wrong

 

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