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" A Christmas Carol 1951

PostPost by: rdssdi » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:07 pm

Tis the season for reruns of the 1951 movie Cristmas Carol. Love it. Alastair Sim is great. I always get confused with the money denominations. Crown, half a crown, tuppence, penny, farthing, pound and a few I have forgotten. What fun! Bob
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:40 pm

good thing they now have the "Euro", right? :)
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:59 pm

Very wrong - we have pounds and pence, none of this euro nonsence!!!
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:42 am

The old money - think of it as like measuring anything on the Elan, all sixteenths of this and 5/8 of that. I blame the Saxons :lol:
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:53 am

same at a pub in england: when are you GREAT britains gonna be forced to change to metrical beers? as of now its a pt., qt or a gallon - never seen a gl. glass however ------ the future will show: 1/4L, 1/2L and as in MUNICH a Liter or a MASS!! merry xmas fellas
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PostPost by: Craven » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:00 pm

Not as whacko as you might think, shillings and pence are part of a duo-decimal system of counting to the base 12. Fits in with 60 minutes in an hour for pay rates etc.
School kids today miss-out on not learning different base systems if they still had to use weights measures of pounds and ounces, base 16, or pints in a gallon, base 8, then binary base 2 would be a walk in the park.
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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:25 pm

The BBC broadcast before xmas the most amazing adaptation of A Christmas Carol in three parts so three hours long. I haven't seen better. Thanks Auntie. Jim
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:14 pm

How about "FX's - A Christmas Carol" ???
it was horrible! a "new" adaptation of the classic with all of the world's darkest evil side....from child molestation, pedophile suggestiveness of Scrooge's youth, to having Mrs. Cratchet expect to perform sexual favors for monetary compensation, making a whore out of her??? The ending was short and focused upon Scrooge at the Cratchet homestead making good, but not seeking forgiveness....instead sweeping it all under the carpet as being "in the past" and promising a better "future"

it was disgusting, depressing and very dark..... I thought it a disgrace and a warped sense of all the world's woes wrapping itself around what should be a joyful theme..... :(

I'd much prefer the 1951 version any day in a sweet innocent and cheerful way! :)
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:32 pm

So Jim, Were the 3 hours needed for a Christmas Carol metric hours or imperial hours? It only becomes a issue when adding miles per hour to the old yards per fortnight and meters per second.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:24 pm

Craven wrote:...then binary base 2 would be a walk in the park.


...which the kids don't need to know because of the new money, right? :lol:
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PostPost by: Craven » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:45 pm

Binary system is the basis of all computing. 0 and 1.
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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 pm

we are leaving EU... one of the joys of a 'tremendous' new trade deal with Mr Trump will be a return to pounds, shillings and pence, pounds and ounces, feet and inches, gallons and pints, miles, furlongs and yards.......and goodbye to ridiculous metric system..... :D
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:46 am

Craven wrote:Binary system is the basis of all computing. 0 and 1.


My fault, I miss-read. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:12 pm

I have a 2005 coinone side Elizabeth II DG REG FD other side a picture of a bridge and "one pound". Recieved it with change. I am in U.S.. Could I get a pint of beer. Prefer cold if that is available.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:23 pm

"meters per second." I think that would be a measure only useable when walking in a large control room such as a power generating plant.

It's French word so it should be spelled the French way: "metres per second."

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