They're math symbols
Just curious....how do you type the symbol for a euro on a standard keyboard ?
You know that's a good Q. It's the "alternative for 5" key but I can't make it appear!
the $ used to have 2|| in it, not just the 1| that's seen these days over the S because the || used to be a U. It used to be a U stacked over an S, meaning, U.S. of course. Can't help you with the £. Got no idea where that one came from. ..Rome maybe?
I have found that most things don't make sense. why do men say "I love you" then beat our brains out?
It certainly seems to be that way!
Likewise about women....So many women making it difficult for men to believe that I am not a lying cheating gold digger!! UG!!
You've got to have some sort of symbol. If someone told they wanted 5 or 10 for something, and didn't tell you 5 or 10 of what, would that make more sense? I think not.
jayciedubb wrote my answer about $ = U over S (sort of)
Saw Klem the other day...he's still not speaking to you...has something to do with pounds or pesos or rubles or rupees or some such...you know how fast he talks...then there's the spitting...
"Pounds" used to be "Libra" abbreviated Lbs. $ is the abbreviation for Spanish American Peso, or piece of eight (it's a unit of Silver.)
Actually I mistated that, $ is not an abbreviation for that, it's just where it's derived.
Before the revolutionary war, prices were in spanish dollars.
Yes, the Spanish dollar used to be very common. That's where we get the name for the American dollar.