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!!
$ = smiles L= losers?
And for text smiles = ) , and for losers or sad = ( , but you have to turn your head sideways
You dont make sense. Havent figured that out yet?
Sense, since, cents oh well !
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)<br />
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.
I think that the original $ was actually the two letter abbreviation for the United States, U. S. with the U placed on top of the S. ( United States currency) I can't show that here. Eventually, for ease of writing, the U was changed to just a single line over/on top of the S and for typing or text, to appear neat, was changed to the symbol we see now " $ ". I think. The L, I don't have a clue. lol
and # can stand for no. (number) and also pounds also lb. means pounds. Yeah don't make sense but might make cents.
LOL Who gives a buck ? 8)
I don't know the answer for dollars but the pound thing is L for Latin 'libra' which means a pound weight. Now it's just a piece of paper. I do actually have a US vintage silver dollar.
Apples, orange and eggs, keep the terms separate. $$ is used to buy pounds, of meat or getting fat.
who the fukk knows
that's been my qu? for a while