xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jun 20 01:34 AM
June 20th, 2017: Money Slang
The Cellar has been exposed to Cockney rhyming slang several times. It seems they
never call anything by it's proper name. It's a secret language spoken between insiders,
maybe to confuse the posh, although some of the terms are more widely known.
We've had several Brits and ex-pats try to explain it but it's still Greek to me.
Not surprisingly, they have names for different denominations of money.
What did surprise me is how many slang terms for amounts there are in different nations.
This can't be all of them, just a small sampling
Naturally a Toad is a valuable pile of Kroners.
I'm pretty sure various regions in countries have there unique nicknames for money.
Got any from your country or region?
lumberjim Tuesday Jun 20 10:40 AM
Where is Duckets from again?
Benjamins, Samoleans, Mulah, green backs, G's, etc...
In the car business, a hundred dollars is a pound. A 30 pounder is a $3,000 profit. Some guys say 'a Gee Wizzle' 'a Whiz' or 'a Guh' for 1000.
HitTheLake Tuesday Jun 20 11:16 AM
This wikipedia page has a bunch, but the Canadian ones were the ones I was after. I live CLOSE to Canada, so it was a natural place to visit. But when I was told at a campground that it cost a loonie to use the shower, I honestly had NO idea what they were saying. Ha!
Canadian (and other) money slang terms
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jun 20 12:37 PM
Good point Jim, I forgot about businesses have their own jargon like the Cockneys.
Lake, I knew about the Loonie and Toonie, but not the rest of the Canuck terms.
Your reply here?
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