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Re: CHAT: Handles/netnames (was: I need an artist ::: and articles)

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Thursday, January 21, 1999, 21:03
On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Eric Christopherson wrote:

> > Yep. A contraction of "two pence worth". I just didn't know what a rU > > was, but now I do, and what it'll buy! And seems to be a decimal system, > > as well. > > Is tupennorth an English word, or is it Brithenig or Kenru or > something? How do you pronounce it?
Tuppenorth is one of the dozens of words pertaining to money in England. In this case it derives from the predecimal system. In any event, I don't know how it _ought_ to sound in English, and will defer to those that can speak proper. :-) In Merkin it's something like 'tuh pen nrth. Padraic.