- Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)
"Can you tell me where I can find Harry?"
"What'll you give me?"
"Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar? And as a bonus, I won't beat you silly."
This is an expression familiar to pirates, cheerleaders, and one embryonic bully who met his match in Veronica Mars. For pirates, it was all about pieces of eight, that is to say, Spanish dollars that would literally be cut up into pieces — in half, in half and in half again. There was a time when US currency was similarly divided, though not literally. This gave birth to a cheer: "Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar. All for [whatever], stand up and holler."
- 2.19 "Nevermind the Buttocks"