In a message dated 2/23/2001 2:16:29 AM Central Standard Time,
gram wise, pound foolish. I now realize that it should have been:
penny wise, pound foolish . No one did say anything about it ( the
title I mean!) Does this mean that it is an english but not an
I was not just a little reluctant to comment on your original title. You
apparently thought the word "pound" referred to a weight measure.
It is very much an American expression., having originated in England.
Clyde Crockett z5