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Thread #96919 Message #1900139
Posted By: frogprince
04-Dec-06 - 08:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Subject: RE: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Mostly like what John said; I grew up in southern Minnesota (born 1942)and knew the terms "sawbuck" and "C note", but only from gangster movies or comic strips. I'm certain none of our family used the expressions, and I doubt that any of our farm neighbors did. I never heard "double sawbuck" or "half C note". I read "fin" in a book occasionally, and probably heard it in gangster movies too.