Why would one bite a cheque or banknote with one's teeth?
I've googled this and I can't really find an answer. I've seen people on TV bite cheques or banknotes with their teeth. Why would a person do this? I can only figure it's to make sure the banknote is genuine since they do have a certain feel to them supposedly. Sort of like how people bite other items to see if they're real. Anyone know?
I think you're right. I've seen people bite cold coins to make sure that it's real. For some, it might just be a way to show off. It'd be like them saying "I know something you don't know".
For gold coins, biting it enabled a person to see if it was genuine because gold is a soft metal. I'm not sure about bank notes. The only thing I can think of is that it would have something to do with special paper to make sure it's not counterfeit.
I think it reverts back to the old saying, "don't take any wooden nickels". People would bite a coin to ensure it was genuine. This I think is a symbol that someone does this to be humorous showing they won't be duped.
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