LETTER: Penny and pound clarification

A Langley Advance reader points out a flaw in English translations.

Dear Editor,

Thanks to Bob Groeneveld for the amusing column [Old Adages Don’t Always Translate, March 29, Langley Advance] ‘metricizing’ English expressions.

But Bob should know that the pound in the expression ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ refers to currency, not weight.

So the proper ‘metricization’ would be ‘in for a penny, in for $1.81’ based on the current exchange with the pound sterling.

Rudy Ydenberg, Langley

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