The CNET Lounge forum

General discussion

No to be picky Tom, but you're not much of an anglophile

by zlando / May 5, 2006 9:29 AM PDT

I love being picky...
Tom! I thought you were meant to be the expert on the British! How can you scan a pound note into Photoshop when there's no such thing!?
The lowest amount of money carried on notes in the UK, is

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: No to be picky Tom, but you're not much of an anglophile
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: No to be picky Tom, but you're not much of an anglophile
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
He shoots and...
by MacHugger / May 5, 2006 10:45 AM PDT

Dangit! You scored a "gotcha!" on Tom. I consider it to be my most prized of targets. Usually when I aim and fire and think I have a kill, I've missed, the clever ******.


-Kevin S.

PS he could have been speaking generally by saying "pound note" to mean any amount of currency from 5 pound on up. So I may have to give you a critical wound rating as opposed to a kill on this particular gotcha.

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) NOW who is being picky.. LOL!!
by Dirty Pirate / May 5, 2006 5:41 PM PDT
In reply to: He shoots and...
Collapse -
by rosscbrown / May 6, 2006 7:38 AM PDT

There is not a

Collapse -
What about Adam Ant?
by christianboy65 / May 6, 2006 10:40 AM PDT
In reply to: What?!?!?

It's an honest mistake. Tom is a child of the 80s and wasn't it the great Adam Ant who told us all:

''If the words unspoken
Get stuck in your throat
Send a treasure token token
Write it on a pound note pound note''

Collapse -
You will also note...
by acedtect / May 8, 2006 5:54 AM PDT
In reply to: What about Adam Ant?

...that Deke refers to it as able to scan pound notes. Which it can if youc an find them. I have an old pound note at home (but thanks anyway Ross!) but I also believe it's common to refer to pound notes when talking about them in general.

So wounded I am.

Collapse -
Fair Points
by zlando / May 8, 2006 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: You will also note...

Fair point Tom! I WAS just being picky. Im from the UK but Im only 18, so I don't remember Adam Ant (whoever he is!) and I've never even heard of a pound note!

Collapse -
Don't know who Adam Ant is?
by cardsbb9 / May 8, 2006 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Fair Points

Granted, he wasn't all that good but to never hear of him?

. . . Oh . . . wait . . .

How long have you been shaving?

Collapse -
Tom, you're more barking than Adam Ant...
by oarsum / May 8, 2006 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: You will also note...

You're more likely hear the Dandy Highwayman say 'gissa quid' as he points his replica gun at you in a Camden pub.

Pound notes - so last century guv.

Collapse -
by vidyman / May 8, 2006 10:47 PM PDT

Why has the pound disappeared as currency in England?. Is this because it?s sinking in value faster than the dollar? Or has it been upstaged by the Euro? Just curious.

Collapse -
I think
by Dirty Pirate / May 8, 2006 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Why

The pound note was replaced about 1985, at least I remember then when I was posted in London and South Hampton. I really remember them because the One Pound coins stretched the beegeebers outta my pant pockets.

As for the Stirling value droppping? not a chance, wish I was paid in those rather then the Euro. And still kicking the USD's butt. Many countries are moving to coins rather then bills because it is just plain cheaper to keep them in circulation.

Nut Shell.. I know there is more to it.

Collapse -
Pound note Pound note
by acedtect / May 9, 2006 8:55 AM PDT
In reply to: I think

The pound note was replaced by a coin for the same reasons other countries have replaced low paper denominations with coins, durability.

The pound is quite strong actually. The UK is one of the few EU countries that has not converted to Euros, though Euros are acceptable currency in many places there.

Collapse -
by acedtect / May 9, 2006 4:08 AM PDT

That's like, two centuries ago. Still around I'll warrant but come on...

Collapse -
by oarsum / May 9, 2006 7:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Guv?

Check out 'The Sweeney' (70's police drama) to fulfil this part of your anglo education.

Collapse -
No fear
by acedtect / May 10, 2006 5:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Governor

I checked it out in Dickens!

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Too Fagin right !
by oarsum / May 10, 2006 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: No fear
Collapse -
Autocensor kills off Dicken's most popular character!!!
by oarsum / May 10, 2006 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Too Fagin right !

Obviously can't have a literary discussion here. Let's try Uriah Heep instead.

Collapse -
Film then
by acedtect / May 10, 2006 8:43 AM PDT

What do you think of Hitchcock.

Collapse -
Hey! Hey! USA
by oarsum / May 10, 2006 5:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Film then

Must say I'm rather indifferent towards him. He seems to have more recognition in the US than GB despite his roots.

Fave Hitchcock (I'm sure that should be censored) film is The 39 Steps but that's more because I'm a fan of Robert Donat but it is a classic.

If you haven't already check out Will Hay films - now there's an education in British comedy.

Collapse -
by acedtect / May 11, 2006 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Hey! Hey! USA

I was just testing our censorware to see if ol' Alfred's last name got starred.

39 Steps is a fine fine movie and it always puts me in mind of one of my favorites from the b&w period, "The Third Man"

Collapse -
Tom is so smart...
by roberpic / May 9, 2006 10:16 AM PDT

... too smart if you ask me. I'm afraid Molly is going to lobotomize him one day.

"So, Tom, whaddya think of those new Intel acquisitions that'll allow for faster clock speeds with actually noticeable performance gain?"


"Ha ha! So right you are, Tom."

*Veronica sits in fear*

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) don't give her any IDEAS! geez.
by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / May 10, 2006 12:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Tom is so smart...
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.