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Thread #96919 Message #1901093
Posted By: Barry Finn
05-Dec-06 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Subject: RE: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
HUmmm. The above must be for a different thread. Thanks for all the comments on currency. I do remember the $5 being a fin. "Phoney as a three dollar bill" is what I remember. My step dad was a bookmaker or bookie so yes I was thinking in shady terms. The ten spot term I've heard as "can you spot me a ten" or can I hit you up for a ten spot", so used both ways but spotting someone was more common to my ears. I had no reason for researching this except my wife seemed to think it quite an oddity.