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  1. monkey
    12-20-2014 10:28 AM
    decimalisation came in when i was still at primary school. so, i honestly don't remember the old imperial currency well. i do recall that there were ha'pennies (1/2d) and farthings (1/4d), and that you'd get sixpence (6d) for a tooth off the tooth fairly. but, whilst nostalgic, as a system it didn't make much sense, as there was no fixed number base. quaint but impractical, i think.
  2. monkey
    12-20-2014 03:26 AM
    in terms of metrification, no one uses the old monetary units anymore. it's all /p instead of /s/d. however, whilst everything has to be sold in /Kg, in practice what you find is that people also give the old /Lb pricing as well. so, yes, it's still possible to walk into a shop and buy, say 5 Lb of potatoes. it's a bit like Km and meters. people still think in terms of miles and feet and inches. but largely people of my generation are comfortable with both imperial and metric. the only thing that i don't have a good feel for is temperature. i relate better to centigrade than fahrenheit.
  3. Mastermachiavel
    12-19-2014 07:53 PM
    Ha ha, I meant it in jest of course. Maybe I'm just pissed off because some guy I knew acted like that, lol.
  4. monkey
    12-16-2014 06:02 AM
    thank you.
  5. CheCosa
    12-08-2014 10:19 PM
  6. zakih
    12-08-2014 12:43 AM
    I potato potahto you >.> >.>
  7. zakih
    12-02-2014 07:03 PM
    Good answer
  8. zakih
    12-02-2014 06:35 PM
    why are potatoes so sexy?
  9. gracious
    11-23-2014 12:53 PM
    I quoted you in another thread because I thought it was that good. Hope that's okay.
  10. gracious
    This is a great post.
  11. BuShinJu
    11-12-2014 09:13 PM
    that's cool, there is a lady in the office with bad to the bone as her ringtone...bur ne nur ne nurh...
  12. zakih
    11-12-2014 05:05 AM
    How come you get a fancy nomenclature (had to google that word ) and I don't? I want one too!
  13. BuShinJu
    11-11-2014 11:22 PM
    hehe...that's an easy way to get someones attention, drop a name and then add a spin to their title.
  14. oberonblue
    11-11-2014 09:55 PM
    So... you're a Liberal?
  15. zakih
    11-10-2014 11:43 PM
    zakih commented on INTJS - Political stance
    damn commie!
  16. catzmeow
    11-08-2014 09:31 PM
    These sorts of people seem to bring out the sarcastic douche in me, as well. I can't help thinking that there is too much non-thinking going on these days.
  17. catzmeow
  18. eagleseven
    10-28-2014 09:34 PM
    No biggie.
  19. eagleseven
    10-28-2014 08:58 PM
    eagleseven commented on Amy Chua strikes back
    I wasn't commenting on Harvard vs. Yale. I was saying that OP thinks she only graduated Yale, when she's a full professor there. Big difference, attending vs. teaching.
  20. zakih
    10-24-2014 07:14 AM
    Haha, good point, nerdface ^.^ ...You forgot to congratulate me on my well-earned classy bitch label, though ;-) Geez.....

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