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Thread #96919 Message #1900492
Posted By: GUEST,thurg
05-Dec-06 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Subject: RE: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
When I grew up in Windsor, Ontario, in the '60's, these were in common usage: a dollar (whether a bill or in the abstract), as well as being a buck, could be a smacker or a smackeroo; a two-dollar bill could be a deuce (of course); a five-dollar bill was a fiver, a five-spot or a fin; a ten-dollar bill was a ten-spot; bills of higher denomination we were familiar with only in mythology. It seems to me you would hear mention of a C-note occasionally. And a thousand dollars was and is a grand.
And a quarter was two-bits.