Talk:penny

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Where is the "jersey" definition used? Is it US usage only?

I believe that definition is incorrect; I think whoever added that was thinking of pinny. Ortonmc 22:53, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
A link to pinny should be added. Where is the best place?

Is the pronunciation of "pennies" really needed here? It is regular after all.

The pronunciation of pennies should go under pennies if you ask me.Polyglot 16:24, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Is "penny in a fuse box" meant to be a verb? It is defined as one but sounds more like a noun. Is it an expression in its own right? If so, why is it here rather than on its own page? This was posted by anonymous user "138.88.214.188" -- Paul G 16:08, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I've definitely heard or seen a references to "to penny in a fuse box", metaphorically for "to make a dangerous but at least temporarily effective fix." Think of it has hyphenated: I didn't have time for a real fix, so I penny-in-a-fuse-boxed it. Someone will have to fix it for real before this ships. That said, the only hits google turned up were in noun form, meaning roughly "something that works, but is a really bad idea." Probably best to move to its own entry, as a noun. The verbal usage is just an extreme case of the English tendency to verb nouns. -dmh 16:34, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)
I've commented it out as it belongs on its own page, if at all. — Paul G 16:41, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Derived terms[edit]

Chambers 1908 has:

  • penny-dog, "the tope or miller's dog, a kind of shark".
  • penny-rent, "income". (Possibly Scottish, I think: there are various old Scottish terms with penny relating to wages, salary etc.)

Equinox 02:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)