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Re: Two Bits

Posted by Keith Pelton on February 04, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Two Bits posted by Bruce Kahl on February 04, 2004

: : : Hearing this phrase often from my grandfather "Two Bits", I know it means .25 cents. What's a bit and if it's two of them, why .25 cents?

: : It's an arbitrary small amount. Similarly, "I wouldn't give tuppence for it." (two pence)

: See link below from a previous discussion we had here a while ago.

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