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sixpence! expression or saying

Exclaimed at top volume by the first person at a meal to find a bone in their fish


A ploy Pa and Evelyn hit upon to encourage their children to eat their fish – hoping to be the first to find a bone. However, they were thoroughly duped because the sixpence had to go in the Missionary Box: there was no personal gain in winning the sixpence!


King family –
Naomi’s family growing up


A sixpence (or tanner) was a small coin worth 6d or 2½p

Submitted: 07/01/2024 by Mark ● Last updated: 08/01/2024 01:39 by Mark

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