Gwen Muses A Bit
Shave and a haircut, two bits.
Do you remember that saying, or better yet does anyone remember the time it might have been true?
Then there was the standby cheerleading cheer: 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. All for (your team) stand up and holler. Can you imagine the look you might get from a person you were doing business with today if you told them an item was 2 bits? Oh, gosh, I missed my chance when the greenhouse was selling plants!
I would be willing to bet that young people have never heard of a quarter referred to as “2 bits.” This was a true reference to the quarter.
I did look it up and found that the term was used mostly in Canada and the upper U.S. It was used at a time a quarter was of some value. I must say I think there are quite a few of us who can remember that time.
Gwen welcomes your memories at 367-5582.