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Re: english

In a message dated 2/23/2001 2:16:29 AM Central Standard Time,
zonneveld@RULBIM.Leidenuniv.nl writes:

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
american expression?

Hi Ben:
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

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