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The annoying over usage of 'p' as a vocal shortening of the much nicer word that is 'pence'

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cockneydadtobe Sun 14-Jun-09 22:46:38

It must be the wine I'm drinking, but I am getting thoroughly fed up with 'the media' (well, TV adverts mainly) that always quote prices in a manner such as: 'grapes, 49 p(ee), coconuts, 49 p(ee), apples, 49 p(ee), arse flutes, 49 p(ee)', etc.

What is wrong with saying 'pence' on the odd occasion I ask ? It certainly sounds a lot better.

campion Sun 14-Jun-09 23:20:20

Even worse is pence when they actually mean penny.

Press the mute button and provide your own, alternative commentary for the adverts. Works well with a bottle of wine grin

cattj Sun 14-Jun-09 23:26:10

Related topic: I hate the ads that tell you the price but fail to mention what quantity you get for that money...

Pogleswood Mon 15-Jun-09 22:40:29

Of course,in the old days we didn't have to faff about with either of these - didn't people originally say 'p' to distinguish new post decimalisation money from the old money(d) they were used to? And now it's stuck?

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