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revised Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
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comment Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
Oh you've updated again. Yeah that's ... better. We'll leave it like that I guess - the rest of the answer is great. :)
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comment Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
Sort of. It's more that the heading states 'coin designs affect the name' but it doesn't in this case.
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comment Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
Yeah, in forex / currencies they talk about the Kiwi against the Aussie dollar. But the wording above sort of implies it's because of the dollar coin, where as in the cited link they're two distinct sentences and relation is implied. /quibble
Mar
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comment Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
Ah the actual currency itself, rather than the coin. That's quite different. The looney on the other hand, when I lived in Canada, you'd actually ask for a looney or a tooney ($1 or $2)
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comment Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
As a NZer (lived there half my life) I've NEVER heard the term 'kiwi' used for a dollar. It's a slang for the fruit (kiwifruit), the name of the bird, and a colloquial for the person from NZ (I'm a Kiwi).
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comment Why do people say 'buck' for a dollar?
No I fiigured it was maybe from bucks being used for barter, before the coin, but I can't find proof.
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comment The use of “hey” in North America
Ah now I see what you meant, yeah, that does read odd now :)
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comment The use of “hey” in North America
@JanusBahsJacquet ah the wording, perhaps, generally in my circles 'formative years' is your teenage / uni years.
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