Fifty G’s if you get this one
Lately I’ve been curious about some odd terms for describing American currency (even though I am an American myself).
1. Why is one thousand referred to as “grand” (i.e. one hundred grand)? And how did it degenerate into G (i.e. “5 G’s if you get this right”)?
2. Where did “bucks” come from? It seems to have no relation whatsoever to “dollars” and, although it’s easier to say, how the heck did it come to be?