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Dean
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Hi,

I was just thinking about all of the phrases that exist that contain "pennies".  Now that they are about to leave our daily lives, I thought it would be fun to list some of them and their revised versions...

Examples I can think of are:

"In for a penny, in for a pound" becomes "In for a NICKEL, in for a pound"

"A penny for your thoughts?"  becomes "A NICKEL for your thoughts?"

"I'd like to give my two cents"  becomes "I'd like to give my "FIVE cents"

"He's so cheap, he'd steal the pennies off of a dead man's eyes" becomes
"He's so cheap, he'd steal the NICKELS off of a dead man's eyes"

The Lyrics to an old English song I learned in music class as a kid:

Christmas is coming
The goose is getting fat
Please put a penny (NICKEL) in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny (NICKEL),
Then a ha'penny will do  (When was the last time you heard about half-pennies?)
If you haven't got a ha'penny
Then God bless you!


Can anyone think of more?


Dean 

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 09:47:33 pm »

I guess "I'm worth every penny" is now I'm worth every nickel :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 09:50:18 pm »

I won't play for a penny less....
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 09:54:06 pm »

Penny stocks and penny arcades

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 11:41:35 pm »

After I polish my nickel loafers, I'll read my kid the story about Chicken Little and Henny Nickel.  Then I'll watch The Big Bang on TV to see if Leonard and Nickel are still dating.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 12:46:40 am »

Nickel wise and Pound foolish.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 06:24:52 am »

Paraphrasing a Lionel Richie song from the 1980s:

Nickel lover, don't walk on by
Nickel lover, don't you make me cry
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 04:23:28 pm »

I'm so broke, I don't even have 2 cents TEN cents to rub together...

He was a penny NICKEL pinching old miser...

Somehow these phrases don't sound quite right...

Dean

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 04:24:33 pm »

I guess "I'm worth every penny" is now I'm worth every nickel :)

See?  Even your self esteem is affected by inflation!  :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 04:27:50 pm »

A penny NICKEL saved is a penny NICKEL earned

That must have cost a pretty penny NICKEL   :D


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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 04:33:26 pm »

See a penny NICKEL, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck!

I never go anywhere without my lucky pennyNICKEL

See saw, Margery Daw
Johnny shall have a new master
He shall have but a penny NICKEL a day
Because he can't work any faster

See?  even little Johnny got a raise!  LOL   :D

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 04:35:39 pm »


    Simple Simon met a pieman,
    Going to the fair;
    Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
    Let me taste your ware.

    Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
    Show me first your penny NICKEL;
    Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
    Indeed I have not any.

Damn, now pies cost more  :)

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 04:46:14 pm »

He was a penny NICKEL pinching old miser...

Indeed.  When he croaked he didn't leave his family one red cent white nickel.  Truth is, he blew his fortune on penny nickel stocks.

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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 05:24:36 pm »

Pennies NICKELS from Heaven...

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 05:26:23 pm »

When the penny NICKEL drops...

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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 09:18:12 pm »

    Simple Simon met a pieman,
    Going to the fair;
    Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
    Let me taste your ware.

    Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
    Show me first your penny NICKEL;
    Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
    Indeed I have not any.

Damn, now pies cost more  :)

Just thought the rest of this poem needed modification too!  :)

Dean


Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
    Show me first your penny NICKEL;
    Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
    Indeed I have not any. I'M IN A PICKLE!

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 10:15:13 pm »


    Indeed I have not any. I'M IN A PICKLE!


Good one !

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 11:18:49 am »

Did anybody clip coupons from the pennyNICKEL saver flyer in the weekend paper?   :D

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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2013, 12:00:52 pm »

Chipping in my 2ยข here.

Oops. After rounding, my opinion is now worth nothing.  :(

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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2013, 12:52:49 pm »

Seth.. you're just going to have to have more to say and give us 0.05 or nothing at all.   :D
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2016, 11:23:52 am »

Before 1922 there were no nickles.  The 5 cent silver coins were referred to as "fish scales".
So bending the time space continuum had the penny been eliminated before 1922 the common penny saying would have morphed into:

"a fish scale for your thoughts"
"a fish scale saved is a fish scale earned"
"fish scales from heaven" 
etc etc


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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2016, 06:46:55 pm »

 :)
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