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Monday, December 3, 2012

my two cents...or a quarter.

[although this may appear to be a duplicate to those reading by email or on google reader, it is not. i added enough to warrant reposting. you're welcome.]
  • today i gave matthew [and my dad] a lesson on 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. i'm sure they were glad for it.
  • that lesson reminded me of one of my favorite songs by roger miller

  • now matthew knows what an 8 x 12, 4 bit room is.
  • this lead my to two 'two bit' quotes...
swindlin' two bit thimble rigger.
auctioneer: how much are you willing to pay for this guy? 
old lady: i got two bits!
auctioneer: sold to the lady for 25 cents!

just in case you didn't know, the term two bits, comes from the spanish dollar, known as a piece of 8. this was a common u.s. currency during the colonial period. it took 8 spanish coins (or bits) to make that dollar. when the us currency changed from 1/8 of a coins (one bit) to quarters, the term stayed. 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. and now you know...the rest of the story. [and knowing is half the battle.]

merry monday!

3 comments:

Susan said...

G.I. Joe!!!

Kate said...

you are a nerd. which rhymes with another word that starts with T and ends with URD.

Gina Jill said...

Dear Kate,
I love you
Love, Gina

Dear Dedra,
I love you so much that I will let you make me a treat. You are welcome
Love, Dad's favorite child, Gina Jill

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