[CentOS] OT Spammer Mark Kabore on this list

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 5 12:49:17 UTC 2008


On Friday 05 September 2008 13:24:52 Sorin Srbu wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> > Behalf Of Anne Wilson
> >Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 11:16 AM
> >To: CentOS mailing list
> >Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT Spammer Mark Kabore on this list
> >
> >On Friday 05 September 2008 09:45:32 Sorin at Gmail wrote:
> >> Lanny Marcus <> scribbled on Friday, September 05, 2008 12:18 AM:
> >> >> You have been approved for payment the sum of ?1,000,000:00 (One
> >> >> Million Great British Pounds)
> >> >
> >> > Like everyone else on the list, we could use the $....
> >>
> >> "Great British Pound"? I didn't know UK stopped using Pounds Sterling...
> >> ;-)
> >
> >They haven't, but GBP was the recognised way of defining it in telex days
> > :-). Those machines didn't have a '£' sign.
>
> No, I meant somebody actually calling it "Great British Pounds" instead of
> pounds sterling or quids. It was a referral to the mentioned bad English in
> the original mail. 8-) In fact the first thing I came to think about was
> huge like 1m in diameter coins and bed sheet-sized notes. ;-)

Still, it was, and is, a correct phrase :-)

Anne
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