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    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    I know a place where the say 'wan, two, tree'.
    Oh my God, that's so funny, so Lib, where do you know you can hear "wan two tree"????


    And what will happen when you ask for the bottle beer with 3 pounds to a bartender? " It's free! " or " It's three!" ???
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    So, it's very common in the UK to say free for three? (Sorry for being so dense.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    I know a place where the say 'wan, two, tree'.
    Oh my God, that's so funny, so Lib, where do you know you can hear "wan two tree"????


    And what will happen when you ask for the bottle beer with 3 pounds to a bartender? " It's free! " or " It's three!" ???
    :wink:
    They might say 'tree' in Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    So, it's very common in the UK to say free for three? (Sorry for being so dense.)

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    Not very- it's fairly common in parts of London, but I don't think many other areas, if any, say it.

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    As a result, I might not pay for the beer if in UK they said 'it's free' instead of 'it's three" to me

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    Good one Lucy! However, I wouldn't try it! Anyway the barman would probably say 'free pounds'. By the way, do they still say 'quid' in Britain? Or did they ever say it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    By the way, do they still say 'quid' in Britain? Or did they ever say it?
    Some people still use it. If you bought something on a market to the value of one Pound, they might say "That'll be a quid mate"

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    Good one Lucy! However, I wouldn't try it! Anyway the barman would probably say 'free pounds'.
    Thanks Lib! :P :P
    Hmmm.... I probably would have a try one day to see what 'll happen in UK, that'll be very funny! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    Good one Lucy! However, I wouldn't try it! Anyway the barman would probably say 'free pounds'. By the way, do they still say 'quid' in Britain? Or did they ever say it?
    Yes, we do still say it. A cockney probably wouldn't bother putting the -s on pound.

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    One of these day / months I'll work out how this 'quote' thing works ... or then again maybe I won't.
    Tdol .. it's not really fair to say that you'd hear 'tree' in Ireland. In fact it's the same as saying that the British say 'free'.

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