A quick one today on the yesterday’s subject of myths…
It is a common complaint among the Northern Irish that Northern Irish banknotes are not accepted in England “even though they’re legal tender”.
Except, well, they’re not…
In England and Wales, the only legal tender (form of money which must be accepted, in effect) is Bank of England notes.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, there is no legal tender at all.
So shopkeepers in England – and indeed anywhere – are perfectly entitled to reject a Northern Irish (or Scottish) bank note.
So, get over it! 🙂