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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A converse to the preceding eggcorn. Since ‘a pretty penny’ means a lot of money, this substitution inverts the meaning. About 100 ghits:
Bring lots a money, that conference food can cost a petty penny ...
I do know about antique ring guns though and I have even seen one that was a
revolver believe It or not and yes It worked, cost a petty penny for sure.
I just recently purchased a 2002 silver se-r spec v. I paid a petty penny for it
so I was upset that the performance numbers aren’t what we all expected.
The best PowerBook G3 ever is going to set you back a petty penny.www.lowendmac.com/musings/05/1018.html
... the troubles at home and WORLD wide are many and costing the tax payer a petty penny…