In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is difficult to estimate the costs of printed portraits, but popular ballads sold for between a half penny and a penny between 1520-1640.
- Even more shocking than their aggrandizement of linguistic power is their evident ignorance of how English, the language of pounds and pennies, dollars and cents, works.
- Thus, in the other envelope today, was a cheque for fifty pounds and forty one pence.
- The total sum due was one hundred and four pounds and eight pence.
- Or to be precise, one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine pounds, twenty-four pence.
- Hospital patients are being charged four pence a minute for internet connection time.
- With slaughter fees of eight or nine pounds each, the buyers maintained that they could find around fifty pence in profit on each animal.
- Couldn't they have just asked for the fifty pence (or whatever the price of the croutons was).
- Fifty pence goes in the slot, nasty plastic opera goggles come out.
- Suddenly, asking fifty pence for a cassette seems an act somewhere well to the left of folly.
- Find a meal more nutritious than steamed broccoli and rice, but without going over my fifty pence dinner budget.
- She pressed a fifty pence piece into my hand and told me to go to the jukebox and put on song number 10 from cd number 3.
- Within two years of such a vote, pounds and pence could be going the same way as guilders and pfennigs.
- Fifty pence from each bottle bought will go to the trust's ancient tree hunt, a project to save rare, ancient trees in the UK.
- They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.
- He gave me a miserable little cornet and charged me the full fifty pence.
- Stamps on sale ranged in price from a few pennies to many hundreds of pounds each.
- He held out his hand and showed me a fifty pence and ten pence coin and said ‘All I want is a cup of tea.’
- Soon he is sneaking off to dance practice, pretending that his fifty pence are still going for boxing.
- He had pencilled a price of four pounds and fifty pence onto the first page.
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