I just logged into StatCounter to see how The Engine Room was doing when I spotted this ad:
'Get a few quid' perhaps, but never 'receive quid'. I think I'm safe in saying that this copy wasn't written by a native British English speaker.
In fact, Google gives only 576 results for "Receive Quid" (and almost all of those follow their 'quid' with a 'pro quo').
Unfortunately, the ad changed before I thought to click on it - and no matter how many times I refresh StatCounter it won't come back. So I'll probably never find out how to receive quid from the government.
I wouldn't know what to do with 11,286 quids anyway.
The ambiguous Oxford comma
4 days ago