Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 05:20:09 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: cheap folks
I say chinchy. It means stingy. It's not the same as chintsy, which means
low-quality, cheap (about things). I'm from New England, near Boston, born
This summarizes my usage also -- Mississippi usage.
"tight as Dick's hatband"
"poor as Job's turkey" (which was always weird to me because
turkeys are New World animals)
"handy as a pocket on a shirt"
Never heard any of these.
I've heard "tight as Dick's hatband" and "poor as Job's turkey" all my
life. I've never heard "handy as a pocket on a shirt."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)