The Effects of the Metric System on the United Kingdom. By Alex Horton. Topic Index. The United Kingdom before 1971 Moving to the Metric Unit The effects on the country The Currency in the UK today The Euro The effects of the UK currency. An understanding.
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By Alex Horton
The United Kingdom and the United States, though similar, are in many more ways different.
The Average middle classed home can be bought for close to or under £100,000
The average homeowner brings in
about £30,000- £40,000
The lifestyles of the average family is
Also much more different.
'You look as if you'd lost a shilling and found sixpence.' and 'A penny for your thoughts‘
I've got sixpence, Christmas is coming
A jolly jolly sixpence, The goose is getting fat
I've got sixpence to last me all my life Please put a penny in the old mans hat.
I've got tu'pence to lend If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do.
And tu'pence to spend If you haven't got a ha'penny, a farthing will do.
And tu'pence to send home to my wife. If you haven't got a farthing, then God bless you.
Pennies dating back from Victoria to Elizabeth II
5 pence worth in old pennies
pound has replaced the
penny as the basic unit
Reasons for the Euro
Reasons for the pound
£ per US$1 0.5495 (August 2004)
2004 0.56012003 0.62082002 0.68722001 0.66992000 0.61821999 0.60871998 0.60711997 0.58411996 0.646419950.6396
£ per EU€1 0.6597 (August 2004)
2004 0.70482003 0.65232002 0.61282001 0.63112000 0.624819990.7038