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« on: September 12, 2005 12:05:53 PM »

Cool how cool is halfpenny postage?  I just could not resist making these when I saw them.  They were all stuck togeather but all I had to do to fix that was a soak in hot but still touchable water and lay on wax paper.  Made five in all. . .



Background papers is older though. . .a book my uncle gave me for my crafts. . .from 1875.



Santa was a find at one of the State Fair booths with vintage goodies like 5 years ago.

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005 05:31:16 AM »

ha'penny = half of a penny.  was once some type of currency Smiley

my sister and i used to sing that song in rounds over and over again on long car trips to drive my dad insane.  worked well Smiley  occasionly my brother joined in.  annoying as hell.

but those look nice Smiley  good work
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005 05:40:05 AM »

my grandma used to sing that with me all the time when I was little!  I remember thinking of a half penny as an actual penny just sliced in half...heehee.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005 09:12:41 AM »

I remember thinking of a half penny as an actual penny just sliced in half...heehee.

Me too. . .Me too. . .which totaly confused the heck outa  Huh me cause who would want half a penny. 

Then looking up the lyrix and seeing ha'penny. . .was worndering if I had the right song  Undecided cause everyone says half penny. . .ha'penny just sounded odd but I guess it was just slang back in the day.  LOL  Smiley subject line is what I was thinking when I found the lyrix. . .
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2005 05:08:08 PM »

i used to add a sneeze at the end. i guess i thought that if someone said "bless you" you were supposed to sneeze. i was kind of a backward kid. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2005 02:12:25 PM »

Ha'penny is just how the English said half penny.  Back when they still had half pennies.  Lots of British words seem to get cut down unrecognizably in speech--like Holborn comes out hoe-b'n. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2005 03:08:28 PM »

Aah!  Thanks for the explination. . .makes sence now.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005 07:04:35 AM »

No problem, princessblueberry.  I've become a bit of an Anglophile since my honeymoon in London and being an English major, I'm always interested in words.  Especially funky Brit words Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005 07:12:49 AM »

I've always said it 'Har-penny'.  And it was like point 5 of a penny, you could buy penny sweets with them..like 2 for a penny. (:
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005 07:56:42 AM »

I can remember being 5 years old and getting all of my Nans halfpennies on a Monday. She would empty out her purse for me and I would have it as pocket money. At the time you could buy 1/2p sweets called Mojo's so it was all good. 10 pence would get me 20 sweeties:)

They still sell Mojos onlines in English sweety sites. Now I havea  craving.
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