A pound note was also known as a quid and a ten shilling
note as half a sheet or half a bar, and no, I don't know why.
On Tuesday, the shilling
touched an eight-month low of 103 units to the dollar on the back of high dollar demand partly driven by the high liquidity.
Last year, the IMF reclassified the shilling
from 'floating' to 'other managed arrangement' to reflect the currency's limited movement due to periodic central bank interventions.
Deer heads which adorned the walls of the hotel were purchased for 20 shilling
each and"sporting prints"cost purchasers PS30 shillings
Although a few terms from the old system survived - "bob" (originally "bobstick", "shilling
"), and "nicker", "pound" (origin unknown) - decimalisation finally did for terms like "fudge", "brown" and "mopus" (a "farthing" or "quarter-penny").
Investment advisor and economist Gary Shilling
is worried about the global economy and financial markets.
Initially levied at 1d per square yard, it was increased to 1 shilling
. People evaded it by buying plain paper and paying a local artist to cut and apply stencils.
bragged "we now officially gangsters" after 22 assault rifles and nine Skorpion sub-machine guns from eastern Europe sailed up the River Medway from Boulogne in France.
He included cousin Josiah Wilkes in the enterprise and during a clandestine meeting at The Leopard pub, Bolton handed over two shilling
dies and 30lbs of blanks.
Summary: The weak shilling
, rising taxes and the power deficit may mean challenging times for Uganda.
The Bank of Uganda has also blamed the fall in the value of the shilling
on the global economic downturn, which has led to a decline in the demand for Ugandan exports.
Hot on the heels of last month's item about engineers enjoying a tipple or two [shurely shome mishtake--Eye Ed] comes a suggestion from reader Stan Gray about another hostelry to visit: the Tilly Shilling
in Farnborough, which celebrates Beatrice Shilling