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    King of the Road

    My long message has just disappeared! I would like someone to explain the meaning of 'four-bit room'. Thank you


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    Re: King of the Road

    Where did you see that term?

    I think you may be talking about a cheap room in a motel or hotel. But I usually see it "two-bit room". I believe a "bit" is a monetary term, meaning about 25 cents.

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    Re: King of the Road

    Two bits equals 25 cents, so a four-bit room costs 50 cents. In "King of the Road," he's referring to a very cheap hotel room (often called a "flop house").


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    Re: King of the Road

    Thanx for the help susiedqq, I have checked with other sources, one bit equals 12.5 cents. In the song titled 'King of the Road' the room really costs 50 cents. Cheers: Andycat

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