Penny Phrases

With the demise of the penny in Canada, the penny is surely doomed here in the US. It is just a matter of time before it is discontinued.

But once the penny is gone, there are a lot of phrases that won’t make sense. So here, without further ado, is my list of updated phrases to be used when the penny is no longer legal tender.

  • “I’m giving my 10-cents’ worth.”
  • “A nickel saved is a nickel earned.”
  • The Beatles‘ song would have to be re-released as Nickel Lane
  • People would wear nickel loafers.
  • Small wind-up cars would be nickel racers.
  • Maranatha will have their nickel fair.
  • “Nickel wise, fiver foolish.”

Would Nickelback then be promoted to Dimeback?
What would happen to penne pasta?
Any other phrases?

A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.

Mark 12:42

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3 Responses to “Penny Phrases”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Not a phrase, but I’ll be at a loss as to how I should perform the penny test on my tires.

  2. Some Guy Says:

    That’s part of the government’s plan.

    I don’t know what that means, but it seemed like the right thing to write.

  3. Burrill Says:

    The term to refer to something of little value would have to change to “nickel ante.”

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