[TUHS] The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Nov 7 03:07:40 AEST 2020

On Fri, Nov 06, 2020 at 12:05:38PM -0500, Paul Winalski wrote:
> 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....

That's hilarious, I missed that joke when watching as a kid.

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