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Old 03-23-2009   #1
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nice photo, but I can't relate the caption.
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It is the exterior of an old barber shop.

"shave and a hair cut ..."
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Ah I see.
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An expression not much used in America anymore, but I remember my dad used to use it. "Two bits" is 25 cents US. Apparently there's no such thing as "one bit". Dad used to refer to things as costing "six bits" I had to ask how much that was. (thought it was $6 but it was just 75 cents.)

Nice B&W conversion, btw. I like the textures.
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..."Two bits" is 25 cents US. ...
I was aware of that phrase, couldn't connect it to the image.
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Yup, nice photo.

The Spanish silver dollar or Piece of Eight (bits) was physically cut into either 4 (quarters) or 8 (bits) in order to provide smaller denominations, hence the terms in modern American usage.
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Thank you McBit, I've always wondered where that expression came from. (Any relation to your name? )
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Thank you McBit, I've always wondered where that expression came from. (Any relation to your name? )
Nope, that's a far more complex issue.
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Love the shot!

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