๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธTwo-bit

Hi Everyone!

Do you know what “two-bit” means? I have heard it when I was younger a couple of eons ago.

Answer: Two bits is commonly understood in America to be one quarter. The word โ€œbitโ€ long meant, in England, any coin of a low denomination. In early America, โ€œbitโ€ was used for some Spanish and Mexican coins that circulated and were worth one-eighth of a peso, or about 12 and one-half cents. Hence, two bits would have equaled about 25 cents.

Very interesting wouldn’t you say.

In your country has it ever “coined” a phrase similar to USA?

Have a great day! Hope

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One thought on “๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธTwo-bit

  1. Yes, Iโ€™ve heard that saying. I understood it to be a derogatory term, meaning something or someone was not very good, or someone was not very good at doing something..how unkind! ๐Ÿ˜‚ We have used currency in a similar way, here in the uk. The meaning was the same, but we used โ€œtuppenceโ€ (e.g. Itโ€™s not worth tuppence!) or โ€œtuppeny half-pennyโ€ pronounced, โ€œtuppeny haโ€™pennyโ€ (e.g. I donโ€™t want your tuppeny haโ€™penny ring!) All low denominations of our currency. Interesting isnโ€™t it! Great post! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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