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On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Eric Christopherson wrote:

> > Yep.  A contraction of "two pence worth".  I just didn't know what a rU
> > was, but now I do, and what it'll buy!  And seems to be a decimal system,
> > as well.
>
> Is tupennorth an English word, or is it Brithenig or Kenru or
> something? How do you pronounce it?

Tuppenorth is one of the dozens of words pertaining to money in England.
In this case it derives from the predecimal system.  In any event, I don't
know how it _ought_ to sound in English, and will defer to those that can
speak proper. :-)  In Merkin it's something like 'tuh pen nrth.

Padraic.