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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2008, 05:12:49 PM »
Hey only a fifty each.  ;D ;D

We don't have the pound sign on these real computers Andrew.  >:(

I don't have a pound sign on my keyboard either, but it's not a problem really.
I just go into Word and click 'insert'. Then, from the dropdown menu, I select 'symbol'.
A nice little box pops up then with all kinds of symbols. Very useful.
I select the one I need, and just use copy and paste to copy it to an email or forum message.

Like this: £

See?  :)

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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2008, 08:07:27 PM »
Another $ sign  ;D ;D

Ah, but which $ sign is US dollars and which is Aussie $s?

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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2008, 08:10:58 PM »
Both the same on here Gyp, I think Oz has the two ll and US has one l.

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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2008, 08:21:06 PM »
See how much more convenient it would have been if you 'colonial types' had stuck with the £?  You would have had a spare key you could have designated as the G'day key ;-)

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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2008, 08:30:30 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

I agree Gyp, I had just learnt all about pounds shillings and pence and they changed it on me.
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2008, 08:40:09 PM »
Only yesterday I looked at something in the shop, which was 40pence in our decimal currency, was about to drop it in the basket when my ancient '£ S D' brain shouted "Eight bleedin' bob, you must be jokin' mate" and I put it back on the shelf ;-)
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2008, 08:45:40 PM »
All the money had a nickname, like bob and quid. What do you do with dollars and cents? Its an insult to our imagination really.  ::)
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2008, 08:46:55 PM »
Gyppo--you shop?  

FF, there's no difference between one line and two for the dollar sign in the US system, we use both.  I learned in school a hundred years ago that the official symbol had two lines.  As far as what they do in Oz, their lines are usually a little wobbly due to the beer. 

Here, there's the "buck" for the dollar and the "bit" for twelve and a half cents.  A quarter is two bits, and so on.

As far as Andrew's computer system being a little long in the tooth, so is he.  I remember he was dating my auntie in South Dakota when I was in kneepants.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2008, 08:53:41 PM by eric »

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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2008, 08:48:25 PM »
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You would have had a spare key you could have designated as the G'day key ;-)

I'm pretty sure Aussie keyboards have a G'day key.  It's the one with the can of Fosters.  :)

I agree with you, Fire-fly.  Money is too important to be left in the care of politicians.
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2008, 08:49:40 PM »
Money is too important to be left in the care of politicians.

You got that right, Don.   :D
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2008, 08:59:04 PM »
Gyppo--you shop?

A man has to eat ;-) But shopping is a necessary evil, not a sport, and certainly not 'retail therapy'.

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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2008, 09:20:26 PM »
Mmmmm a nice caramel and coffee thickshake and a chocolate walnut brownie went down well for morning tea. Thats my retail therapy.  ;D
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2008, 03:25:37 PM »
All the money had a nickname, like bob and quid. What do you do with dollars and cents? Its an insult to our imagination really.  ::)

Hi FF; I seem to recall that, back in about '83 when our new pound coin was introduced, Neil Kinnock, the then opposition leader, proposed a nick-name for it. As it was introduced byMrsw Thatcher, he suggested we call it a 'Maggie', because 'It's thick, brassy and thinks it's a Sovereign...' ;D ;D ;D

Gyppo; glad I'm not the only one with an 'ancient £sd brain'...
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2008, 03:39:20 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

I like it Dave.

Shows our age when we think in the old ways ay.  ;)
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Re: computer laptop
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2008, 06:22:49 PM »
Someone made a similar suggestion about the fifty pence piece, saying it should be called an Edward - after Edward Heath - because....  "It has seven sides, two faces, and makes a hole in your pockets."

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My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1