Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Doctoring the Money

 Local ATM's

(Article: Here)

Just when you thought it safe to grab your money and run, and with the olmypics coming up as well,  let's make the whole damn thing of using an ATM that much more difficult.  Don't you just love us Brits.

Anyway, for those wishing to know a few examples of terms of money that we Brits use (but mainly cockneys) then a few are listed below, and not all of these are obviously rhyming slang, and are by no means guaranteed to get you around london any quicker.

Oxford5 shillings or a crown
'alf an Oxford 2 shillings & 6 pence or half a crown
SixpenceTanner, Sprarsy Anna, Tilbury
20pEdge Pence
£1Nicker, Quid, Nugget, Alan, Squid, Huckleberry Hound
£5Melvin, McGiver, Ching, Sky diver, Pam Shriver, Jackson
£8Garden Gate
£10Tenner, Pavarotti, Paul McKenna, Ayrton Senna
£15Wicker Basket
£20Score, Apple Core, Bobby Moore, Plenty
£50Bullseye, Thrifty, McGarrett, Nifty
£1000Grand, Bag of Sand
ShrapnelRefers to loose change
SheetsGeneral term for paper money
DoshAny sort of money

For a more detailed list and with possible explanations as to how they came about can be found here.

Bedside Manner

(Article: Here)

They never learn do they these Doctors and nurses, tut.  A while back it was codes that they used on patients charts and now they extend their bedside manner to ringing you up and insulting you at home, and it's all free on the National Health Service (NHS).  Bargain.

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