Words that are Seldom Used Today!

Aunt Bea

SF VIP
Location
Near Mount Pilot
I call shotgun!!!



Claiming the right to sit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle on a particular journey.

Probably a result of all the rope operas on television when we were kids.
 

Glowworm

Senior Member
Location
Sweden
My Mum used to always say to my sisters when they were going to dances, "Keep your hand on your ha'penny!"

I'm still in the dark as to what she meant. :)

I think it means that she was skint. :)
In case you're not familiar with the word "skint" it's English slang for broke or penniless.

A ha'penny or halfpenny was an old English coin in circulation before decimal currency was introduced.

Actually the phrase has nothing to do with money. Ha'penny is a euphemism for the vulva. "Keep your hand on your ha'penny" is a mother's advice to her daughter to not get into trouble.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ha'penny
 

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