Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 05:20:09 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor 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 > 1941. 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]