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DIDN'T THERE USED TO BE 2 || IN A $ SIGN ?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Ferrari_UK, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Ferrari_UK

    Ferrari_UK Formula 3

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  3. Spasso

    Spasso F1 World Champ
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    Yes, Mine still do because it was still worth "ll" when I learned how to write.
     
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  5. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

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    I have heard that originally it was a "U" superimposed over an "S" which would leave the two lines. Probably the curve at the bottom got outsourced at some point so that left us with just the two verticals and then with inflation cutting in to everything we're now down to just the one.

    I could be mistaken, however.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  6. Il'inglese

    Il'inglese Karting

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    This might be my own urban legend.

    I always thought that one dollar was S + I

    And two or more dollars was S + II ???

    Anyways - these days your modern American computer keyboard gives you this: $

    Maybe the one slash is better when you fax??

    And we have all but done away with our "cent" symbol. C + /
     
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  8. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    That would make sense.
    US. United States.
     
  9. wax

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