One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive Costing or worth two pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
- ‘West saw the potential of the new craze and responded by producing sheets of characters, which he sold at ‘a penny plain and twopenny coloured’: ‘juvenile drama’ was born.’
- ‘Because it has a member who does not give a tuppenny about the seat he represents.’
- ‘‘I don't give a tuppenny - criticism to me is like water off a duck's back, ‘he said.’’
- ‘Bill goes off five mornings a week to Redbrick University exactly as he went to Back Street Council School and Drabtown Municipal School for Boys - and he goes on his bicycle, to save the twopenny tram fare.’
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