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He shoots and...
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 ******.
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.
(NT) NOW who is being picky.. LOL!!
What about Adam Ant?
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''
You will also note...
...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.
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!
Don't know who Adam Ant is?
Granted, he wasn't all that good but to never hear of him?
. . . Oh . . . wait . . .
How long have you been shaving?
Tom, you're more barking than Adam Ant...
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.
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.
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.
Pound note Pound note
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.
That's like, two centuries ago. Still around I'll warrant but come on...
Check out 'The Sweeney' (70's police drama) to fulfil this part of your anglo education.
I checked it out in Dickens!
(NT) Too Fagin right !
Autocensor kills off Dicken's most popular character!!!
Obviously can't have a literary discussion here. Let's try Uriah Heep instead.
What do you think of Hitchcock.
Hey! Hey! USA
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.
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"
Tom is so smart...
... 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*
(NT) don't give her any IDEAS! geez.