WQPH Correction I Sent And Reply From Lowell Sun

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Thu Oct 27 16:26:08 EDT 2011

On 10/27/2011 4:15 PM, Dale H. Cook wrote:

> Correct - it should have been "penny-wise but $1.61 foolish." Perhaps the British monetary system could stand to be metricized.

No, it should still be "pound."  Translating British monetary units into 
American is not metricizing.  British money was decimalized 
("metricized") in 1971, so that a pound now consists of 100 (new) 
pence.  Previously, a pound was divided into 20 shillings, and a 
shilling was further divided into 12 old pence.

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