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#1 2005-11-30 14:43:00

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'a petty penny' for 'a pretty penny'

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 ...
3reef.com/forums/showpost.php?p=310798&postcount=5

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.
www.knifeforums.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=& Number=146670&page=50&view=collapsed&sb=...

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.
www.automotivehelper.com/topic13778.htm

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…
www.poemhunter.com/ecard/1/prepare.asp?poem=771169

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