TeachMeFinance.com - explain Fourteen hundred
Fourteen hundred -- An expression shouted when a stranger
wanders into the London Stock Exchange. Years ago, it is
said, the membership of the exchange remained for nearly two
years at 1399 and it came to be a matter of interest as to who
should be the fourteen hundredth. One day an unmistakable
stranger strolled into the exchange and a waggish member
introduced him as No. 1400.
The corresponding expression on the New York Stock Exchange
is New Tennessee.
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