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Old 07-04-2018, 07:05 PM
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:28 PM
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And has been rarely used since the Seventies. I was listening to Billy Joel's "Piano Man" the other day, and the "they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar" line made me wonder if that would make sense to a twentysomething.
Make sense? Sure. Be used? Not at all. It's an easy jump from dough to bread, and dough is still used. Clams is well known, and it's a food.

Speaking of music, we already said jingle, but what about jangle, as in Dierks Bentley's "I Hold On"?

Its just an old beat up truck
Some say that I should trade up
Now that I got some jangle in my pocket
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:14 PM
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Slang or jargon seems to stick with people throughout their lives.

My grandparents always referred to their ice box. They knew it was a fridge. But used the outdated term.
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:23 AM
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From Indonesia, Jakarta area;
1. Duit
2. Hepeng
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:20 AM
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Suitcase: peti, 1 lakh, 100,000 rupees A suitcase-load of money....
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:25 AM
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piece of eight = a Spanish dollar, worth 8 reales.
Made out of eight pieces, which could be torn apart.

Two bits: a quarter of a dollar.

1 point: 0.125, an eighth of a dollar (stock market). Since replaced by decimal points, a tenth of a dollar

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Old 07-05-2018, 08:15 AM
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un sac, une brique, des thunes...

le grisbi, le magot... du fric
Oseille (in France, anyhow)

Baksheesh- a backhander, tip, etc.

Edit: I’ve heard YoYos for euros

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Old 07-06-2018, 12:32 AM
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This reminds me that there's an episode of Daria where she and Jane have a series of bets. Each time they demand the other pay up, they use a different slang term for money.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:59 PM
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In Ivory Coast French, le pia (probably from French piece, coin) or le fric
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:05 AM
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Damon Runyon sometimes used “potatoes.” Sky Masterson lost all of his potatoes betting a guy that St. Louis was the biggest city in the world. Never heard it in the wild though.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:28 PM
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Bread, cheddar, bacon, lettuce; we've got the makings of a good sandwich here.
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