Talk:High Gate Land

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Czech translation

In the Czech translation by Jan Kantůrek, the High Gate Land is an old Czechoslovak 20-halier coin (instead of a British penny), and the description was changed accordingly:

  • The letters read: "SKÁS OCIALI STICK" and "ÁREP UBLI", which is also an infamous Vortgorn battle cry. (A part of an actual writing on the coin: "Československá socialistická republika" - "Czechoslovak Socialist Republic".)
  • The mountain ranges of the High Gate Land are said to form the shape of an animal similar to a snarg. (A Bohemian lion.)
  • The Vortgorns have also found a writing on the other side of the coin: giant numbers two and zero.
  • Interestingly, the land is still called the High Gate Land. (It could have been renamed to High Beast Land.)
  • The nation of Vortgorns is called "Namincové" in Czech. ("Na minci" - "on a coin".)

Mike Rosoft (talk) 15:01, 30 December 2013 (GMT)

Roundworld aside

The dating of the penny raises the (irrelevant) question: what did Britain do with the old coinage in the transition to new pence? What happened to the shillings and half-crowns? (Americans are lucky they switched when they did: with their aversion to the metric system they might still be dealing with 1/240th dollar and 2-1/2 shilling coins.) --Old Dickens (talk) 01:37, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Decimal Day, try this. Jagra (Talk) 12:38, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

It sounds even worse than I imagined, but the British muddle through... --Old Dickens (talk) 14:16, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Well... MyOwnBadSelf (talk) 23:25, 1 December 2015 (UTC)