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What can you do with 10p these days?

  Graham* 15:43 26 Feb 2012

Check your tyre tread for one.

  Toneman 16:19 26 Feb 2012

Whoever decided on 1.6 mm, why ever not a simpler figure like 2 mm?

  chub_tor 19:47 26 Feb 2012

Changing the subject ever so slightly, I actually used Black Circles for the first time a few months back. I was very sceptical and expected an indifferent attitude from the local garage that was recommended for the fitting so I went over to talk to them first before ordering. I told them the exact tyres that I was looking for and they attempted to source them from their own known trade distributors but eventually admitted that they could not beat the Black Circles price. However they were very willing to fit the tyres as they were receiving a fee from Black Circles for doing so and the final result was that I received the tyres that I wanted, they were fitted on the day and at the time I agreed with my local garage and I reckon that I got a good deal. The next time I need tyres I will certainly try that route again.

  sunnystaines 20:40 26 Feb 2012

used to be 2/- [two shillings] could get quiet a few things in those days

  Aitchbee 21:34 26 Feb 2012

I use 10 x 1p pieces to 'chalk up' the answers I get right when I watch University Challenge on a monday night.

8p is the most I've shifted, recently.

  Aitchbee 22:28 26 Feb 2012

"My other piece of advice, Copperfield," said Mr. Micawber, "you know. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and — and in short you are for ever floored. As I am!"

A happy bicentennial, Charlie.

  Quickbeam 10:08 27 Feb 2012

"Whoever decided on 1.6 mm, why ever not a simpler figure like 2 mm?"

It's a throwback to the imperial measurements system. 1.6mm (0.063) is the nearest tenth place millimeter to 1/16th (0.0625) of an inch.

It made sense when it was first introduced.

  Graham* 10:33 27 Feb 2012

Many years ago, during my brief stint as a coach driver, a new coach was delivered. Our first job was to change the new tyres for part-worn ones as the owner didn't want the new ones 'wearing out'.

  Aitchbee 21:46 27 Feb 2012

Plastic bags used to be 'ten-a-penny', soon they will be '1-for-10p'.

Why not ban plastic bags completely?

We managed before, without them.

  Aitchbee 22:33 27 Feb 2012

WTM - I can't help you, in your bewilderment.

  Aitchbee 22:47 27 Feb 2012

To all concerned - tyre tread checks, do not interest me in the least.

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