A MAN who wants to return to pre-decimal currency after Brexit is too thick to understand the confusing system, it has emerged.
Office manager Martin Bishop believes going back to old money like shillings and farthings would boost national pride, without realising he would find it impossible to do his shopping.
Bishop said: “I’m in favour of anything traditional like dark blue passports and hanging, so I’d also bring back coins with strange values like 8p.
“It’s actually not that complicated. There are 12 pence to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. Or is it 24 shillings to a florin and nine sixpences to a half-crown? Shit, my head’s starting to hurt.
“At least it would be proper British money and not some ridiculous foreign system based on multiplying by 10.”
Colleague Nikki Hollis said: “He’d do things like pay £10 for a Snickers in weird coins and all the shopkeepers would say, ‘Great, here comes that idiot again. I’ll tell him a banana costs 2,000 shillings.’
“I asked my gran about the pre-decimal system and she said actually no one understood it and they just used to give each other random coins.”