[TUHS] The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 03:05:38 AEST 2020

On 11/6/20, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
> Was the US $ bill really that big in those days?

Yes, it was.  IIRC, the modern, smaller bills first went into
circulation in the 1930s.

There's an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies based on the old dollar
bill size.  Jed Clampett's uncle didn't trust banks and in the 1920s
had been burying mason jars full of dollar bills in his backyard.
Most were the old-style, punch card-size bills.  He tells Drysdale the
banker that his uncle has "big money".  Drysdale of course thinks that
if Jed Clampett the millionaire thinks it's big money, that uncle must
be very rich, indeed....

-Paul W.

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