Early episodes of Monty Python pre-dated the decimalization of British currency in 1971, so in some episodes where they talk about money it's complete nonsense, like "3 pounds 12 and 3/4" and you think it's just the normal Monty Python brand nonsense, but nope that's just how their money worked back then

@VoronoV @matt

when I was at junior school the smaller coins still had "NEW PENCE" stamped on them, and I remember the shillings and florins still being around (my parents owned a launderette when I was a boy and I would help them count the coins from the washing machines and dryers, a dryer then used multiples of 5p or 1/

Those old coins lasted well into the 1990s!

@matt i grew up in the plains, where agricultural commodity pricing was (and maybe still is) a noontime radio staple. Decimalisation happened there, after I left.

So I've still got shit like "October Pork Bellies, 32 and 5/16" rattling around in my head

damn it all if I can't remember what i had for dinner last night

British money is the only thing weirder than Monty Python

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