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Leonard26 commented on the word a'porth
a'porth ... Not, I think, a 'Yorkshire' term. In my childhood In East London, (say up to 1938) small amounts of sweets were bought in *a'porths* - probably half an ounce or an ounce in quantity. As most will doubtless know, the word is a shortened form of *half a penny's worth*. On very special occasions, one might grandly ask *tuppence-worth*. A term of endearment, usually from a mother to a child, was *tuppeny*.
March 27, 2013
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