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McDonalds TV Commercial Goof

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by berry, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. berry

    berry Active Member

    ha, just watched a McDonalds TV commercial about 99p meals.

    It's said....'A quid, also known as a Bob''.... wrong.
    because I'm as old as the Ark I know a Bob is slang for 10p 'old money ( shillings )- Pre- Deciilisation ( 1971) therefore a Quid is 20 'bob' or the modern equivalent of a single 5p.
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member


    (I know, I put a lot of thought in this post... considered using an ORLY? owl but I chose this one)
  3. berry

    berry Active Member

    I know!!!!!!!!!
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I always thought a quid was 10bob but hey I'm not that old :).
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    10p pieces where 2 shilling coins when I were younger.
  6. RedTigerTyke

    RedTigerTyke Junior Member

    A 'bob' was a shilling in old money, that is 12d. There were 20 bob to the pound. The modern equivalent is 5p. I assumed I'd misheard the McDonalds ad, but before I could double check they appeared to have pulled it.
  7. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Cough that's what Berry said?!
  8. sarah

    sarah Member

    this thread = deary me

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