Shop-Owners: When your sign says that you have something for sale for .50¢, don’t look at me askance when I drop a haypenny into your palm, tip my chapeau, and bid you a very fine day before leaving the premises. I will have paid the advertised price. You do realize that “.50¢” does not indicate that your item costs fifty cents, right? It indicates that it costs half a cent, thanks to the decimal point.
Do: $.50 – Here are two quarters, my friend
Do: 50¢ – Please accept these five dimes, my good man
Don’t: $.50¢ – Say hello to the haypenny
Please make a note of it.