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]