Thrup’ney bits, Tits – New Pound Coin is Elite Schoolboy Joke for Unwashed Masses

Sam William
21st Century Wire

Is there a hidden meaning in the design of Britain’s new pound coin?


George Osborne, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, has always been surrounded by tits – but now he’s really thrusting them in our face. Could it be that there is a hidden meaning behind the design of the new Pound coin?

Little Georgie, as I like to call him, is not a stranger to Cockney rhyming slang. He clearly demonstrated when giving a speech to some ‘common folk’ in a factory, dubbed his ‘Mockney Speech’ in 2013, he certainly knows his way around the local lingo. “What we really wannu ‘appen” and the timeless phrase, “The Briddish people badly wannit fixed” were just some of the shiners emanating from his well-oiled tongue that day. The real problem, though, is that his mocking of the poor has not ended and may in fact leave quite a lasting legacy.

I’m talking about the new ‘Thrup’ney bit’ pound coin announced in the recent Budget 2014 which, with it’s 12 sided shape, resembles the old 3 pence coin issued at various times in English and British history. It is said that the issuing of this new coin will embrace the nostalgia of a golden era when Britain was emerging from the economic vacuum of the second world war – but I suspect that this new coin has an entirely different meaning all together – Osborne is telling us that new pound will have the equivalent value of the old 3 pence and we had all better smile and be thankful for our new, worthless, shiny currency and join the breadline and shut-up like obedient poor-folk always have.


A Bit of Nostalgic History

The popularity of the 3 pence coin with the poorer classes really started with the reign of ‘Mad Old King George’ (George III) in the guise of ‘Maundy Money’. A ceremony would take place each and every Maundy Thursday before Easter where the King would show his philanthropy and ‘deep caring’ for the poorest by presenting them with a specially minted thru’pence coin and this would be the signal for them to bow and curtsy and grovel at his boots for the tremendous generosity he was showing to them. Of course those folks would be eager to spend their new-found wealth and a range of foods, clothing and services would be eagerly awaiting them in the local markets priced to ‘co-incidentally’ exactly that amount.

You see, the 3 pence coin or ’3d’ as it was once known, has always been associated with the poorest of society. In the slums of the East End of London, the going price for a quick rut with a Victorian wench was 3 pence for a ’3 pence knee-trembler’ which would be a very swift experience, usually standing up in a dark, fetid side-alley. In Victorian England, the spirit Gin was seen as a good form of birth control, so the lucky lady would take herself straight to the local tavern for a large glass which would cost, un-coincidentally, exactly the three pence she had just received. This perpetuated the underclass’s cycle of poverty and alcoholism, and was thus seen by the upper classes as a good way to prevent the reproductive spread of ‘Unfortunates’ to the more civilised West End of London.

You see, those who view themselves as the upper part of society have always had a mild disdain for the lowers and would often even invent ways to further the separation between the classes. It was true back then and that separation has only grown.

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WHAT A LARK GEORGE:  The old Thrup’ney Bit’ Three Pence (left) and the new twelve-sided Pound coin (right).

In fact, so divorced from normal life is George Osborne he thinks he fools us when he announces that we will save a meager £45m by the new coin preventing counterfeiting! Surely we all realise that it is the counterfeiting of his criminal friends in the City of London that has cost our collective pockets billions in inflation and it is the gulf that now separates the super-super rich from the rest of us that is the real problem of society. Even the Royal mint who will be minting the coins has been part-privatised as a ‘trading fund’ and is controlled by people from the ‘Magic Circle’ of law firms in the City of London. It is true to say that the Royal Mint is now about as Royal as the Royal Mail. Never mind the fact that the new shape will cost the economy £100m just to implement, as every cash carrying machine will have to update its mechanism.

So when the new ‘Thrup’ney bit’ pound coin is minted and you feel in your pocket for that nostalgic 12-sided coin to buy a loaf of bread – remember that your leaders really do love you, and that they are working very hard every day to improve your life situation and they would never, ever want to completely screw you.

Samuel William is a videographer and social commentator who lives and works in London.

Read more of Sam’s writings at Truth You Can Wake Up To

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  • davecad

    Cameron and Osborne have been put in place to represent the banking cartels who are the people really running this country and we need to get together and get rid of these people before they ruin this country with their greed . everyone should follow the uk column and support their story about the Bradbury pound and lets get rid of these private bankers who have control over our money .

  • ryder2084

    Jim Willie has been talking about something similar in the U.S., only it’s about the dollar being “split”…We will be getting a domestic dollar and then there will be the international dollar (which will still be used to settle trade accounts, etc). The domestic dollar will be devalued until it is about 80% of today’s current value.

    There’s still a lot of people in the U.S. who are financially ok. They don’t realize the encroaching dangers. Amazingly, the majority of Americans have little interest in national economic matters, especially since most still are eating well. They don’t seem to have a clue about the on-going crisis (I think it’s been on-going for some time!).

    Something else is on the horizon that may be even more devastating. I know that this is already happening to the “poor” in America. I just recently got a huge taste of things to come:

    Sweat shops are now back in America. And they are coming back via Immigrants from India, etc. They have no problem coming into the U.S. and buying a hotel and working their employees to death. It’s going on more and more and nobody is saying anything.

    Trust me, I know because I took a job a hotel that is owned by people from India. They have the time clock rigged so you can never clock in early. Sounds reasonable, until you realize that you cannot prepare everything in the one hour they give you before the guests start arriving for breakfast. So you HAVE TO arrive 1/2 hour early (and you are still racing) and you don’t get paid for it. When I complained their response is “Well, Rosa gets everything done”. Rosa has been there 2 years (I’ve been there about 7 days now). But ROSA gives them free time all the time. She is from Mexico. Lovely person, but has little concept about WHY her family might have wanted to immigrate to the U.S. in the first place.

    They also have the time clock set so you cannot log out for a lunch break. If you are there 8 hours tough shit….You don’t get a break. It’s all very illegal.

    So, I am scrambling for another job, but they are hard to find…don’t want to go from a bad job to worse… But I do think if you are stuck in a job, it is a form of SLAVERY.

    But does anyone care. Not really. I tried to talk to Rosa about why it’s important NOT to give an employer free time. You have to be careful, because so many co-workers will report you these days.

  • Carl Jones

    Good article, but it misses the main trick. It will cost way more than it will ever save.

    The cost of this new coin will actually usher in a cashless society.

  • Liz727

    And Georgie Porgie knows all about thru’penny knee tremblers!
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/natalie-rowe-george-osborne-i-2471808

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