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Re: advice for american travellers going to britain (humour)

:Either Dave was REALLY trying to be humorous, or he is completely out of
:touch with the Little Island, or both.  My recollection of a "quid" was that
:it was slang for the old Pound, which was equivalent to 20 shillings.  This
:was before New Pence

I'm relatively sure the idea of the whole post was to *mis-lead* Americans into
making an ass of themselves abroad.  (As if we needed any help doing that.)
That's the whole point of the joke.  The Shin-Fane reference had me rolling!


Michael Lindner