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twonines

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Didn't want to interfere with @Loxuru sad post above, but February 15th, this time 1971, 50 years ago, Britain formally introduced decimal currency.

I hope plenty of the Old Brits (you know who you are) can still work out the change from a pound for four articles costing ten bob, half a crown, a florin and a tanner.
The old Imperial systems of coinage and measures made us so much better at mental arithmetic than our children and this was further compounded by the introduction of calculators.
I remember helping my son with his homework in the early 1980s and his refusing to accept that I could do the calculation in my head quicker than he could on the calculator.
 

old slave

FELIS RESPICIENS
I remember helping my son with his homework in the early 1980s and his refusing to accept that I could do the calculation in my head quicker than he could on the calculator.
When I got a slide-rule in the sixties, father grudgingly accepted I could do division faster, but wasn't at all happy with the idea that the answer wasn't accurate to the last decimal place.

And as for £sd calculations, I did door-to-door sales when about 16 as a Saturday job, no till, no calculator, not even a scrap of paper to tot it up on, all on a wet and windy doorstep. Funny how the customer always corrected me if the total was too much, but they always seemed to miss the error when in their favour!
 

windar

Teller of Tales
Didn't want to interfere with @Loxuru sad post above, but February 15th, this time 1971, 50 years ago, Britain formally introduced decimal currency.

I hope plenty of the Old Brits (you know who you are) can still work out the change from a pound for four articles costing ten bob, half a crown, a florin and a tanner.
A tanner? Does that have anything to do with SPF? But I can work out the change for a loonie and a twonie...

Overall, cash is disappearing. Credit, debit, phone apps all make change for you in any currency. And let's not even mention bitcoin, dogecoin et al
 
Didn't want to interfere with @Loxuru sad post above, but February 15th, this time 1971, 50 years ago, Britain formally introduced decimal currency.

I hope plenty of the Old Brits (you know who you are) can still work out the change from a pound for four articles costing ten bob, half a crown, a florin and a tanner.
Well, you can still buy a pint. That hasn't changed.
 

Barbaria1

Rebel Leader
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Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
Thank you so much. I thought I was the only one with this special (unnatural) interest in Smurfette! :very_hot: :very_hot: :very_hot:
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The appearance of Smurfette, in 1966, was indeed a milestone in the series. She was a creation by the sorcerer Gargamel, who wanted to destroy the unity among the smurfs, by sending them calamity : a female smurf.

So, he fashioned a clay puppet, and with the necessary engredients from his sorcerer's book, he made her alive :

smurfette1.jpg

Just let me recall too, that the original creation by Gargamel was not the gorgeous blonde. That was a result of a makeover by Papa Smurf.

Gargamel's original Smurfette looked like this :

smurfette2.jpg

(oh, childhood memories):rolleyes:
 
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