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Topic: Phrases involving the penny...rounded to the nearest nickel! LOL  (Read 21420 times)
Dean
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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 »

 :)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 09:51:56 am by friedsquid »



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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2024, 10:31:29 am »

I know it's an ancient thread but I was reading it and came up with this.

Nickel Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
Nickel Lane

 

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