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TycheSong

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#1 | Posted: 6 Apr 2013 04:51 
Hey, for those of you who are American:

Do you cross your dollar sign once or twice, and is that because you prefer it that way or it's just the way you were taught or (in the case of a single cross) just easier? Odd question, I know, but I've always wondered about stuff like that.
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66worrywart

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#2 | Posted: 6 Apr 2013 08:21 
Back in the old days....I was taught to make it with two lines...now it seems that it is one...even my keyboard only has one. Excel only has one. I like it with only one. Looks like you are scribbling out an S otherwise. What I really want to know is where did the cent sign go; you know the 'c' with the line through it. It used to be on keyboards a looong time ago.
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GeekyMum

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#3 | Posted: 6 Apr 2013 09:05 
TycheSong
Here in Canada we do it once to differentiate between US and Canadian dollars. At least that's what I was told by a few people.
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#4 | Posted: 6 Apr 2013 15:04 
I think it's easier to do one, even if it's not correct. I suppose it was easier for old timers, what with fancy penmanship and all, to make them up proper.

No idea why they do this on the computer though. You know, books are so much bigger than they were 60 years ago too even if the word-count is smaller.

Crap we're like little kids that can't read / write unless it's big and basic.
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AnneM

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#5 | Posted: 7 Apr 2013 06:30 
This is a fun conversation. Let me put in my two cents (and I can't find a cent sign on the computer either, but I don't remember there being one) but I have to say I just put one line, probably because its quicker.
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TycheSong

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#6 | Posted: 7 Apr 2013 09:10 
GeekyMum

Really?!? I've never heard that! Canada should let the States know. Otherwise we'll blend in together. X-D I'm one of the only people I know who cross it twice--I was taught that it can be done either way but I thought two strikes looked less lazy, and I was a geek about penmanship back in the day (I know, that's weird too). The upside is that I have really fabulous handwriting to this day, which is less common in the computer age.

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@Schuetz: I noticed that too! I was re-reading my older copy of Dune a while back, and the font seems tiny to me!
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StitchWitch

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#7 | Posted: 18 Jun 2013 01:05 
I actually looked down at my keyboard to see how many lines were through it. Like my hand-written "a", I will swap between two or one lines through the S, however there is no pattern to my one or two lines unlike my written "a" (the reference to my "a" is a little OCD thing I do, can't seem to shake it. I will write one "a" like it is seen here, with a hook over the top and the next "a" has to be cursive, with no hook over the top. Then the third "a" will be like this typed one... yeah. >.>).
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