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🙋‍♀️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 “bit” long meant, in England, any coin of a low denomination. In early America, “bit” 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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Two-bit word from M-W’s Word of the Day
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Word definition from
Merriam-Webster Dictionary.com
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Retired in 2015, lived in Chicago, IL all my life. Love blogging and knitting. I'm sure people think my blogs are - hmm - "bonkers". I've read there are eight (8) type of writers. Closet writer, eternal writer, hestiant writer, innovative writer, inspired writer, literate writer, logical writer, and last but not least savvy writer. Still trying to figure out what I am. I like to use clip art or photos in my blog. Try to relate the clip art and/or photos to what I am writing. Eight (8) writers information found on greatstorybook.com Thank you for stopping by!

One thought on “🙋‍♀️Two-bit

  1. Yes, I’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! 😂 We have used currency in a similar way, here in the uk. The meaning was the same, but we used “tuppence” (e.g. It’s not worth tuppence!) or “tuppeny half-penny” pronounced, “tuppeny ha’penny” (e.g. I don’t want your tuppeny ha’penny ring!) All low denominations of our currency. Interesting isn’t it! Great post! 😊

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