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.