You seem to be substantially accurate, Peter
Here is an example from, believe it or not, a tiny village just a few miles from where I live:-
I've often heard 'sound as a pound' to describe someone favourably, but never this, which seems hyperbolically to spell out the converse.
I must have lived the last 60 years in a sheltered existence!
Good on you though, that the saying got identified
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> On 27 Jul 2015, at 16:43, Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hey peter the expression is that a person is "nowt a pound and shit's tuppence" I think. I took it to mean relative values but it is clearly more complex than I superficially understood as if shit is tuppence you could still be doing alright although not the full quid.
> What's the Geordie hymn? Yes "fook him" ok I'll go quietly now
> Cheers Pete
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>> On 27 Jul 2015, at 6:14 pm, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote: