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  • A nice tradition. This reminds me of the little dish they have at some checkout counters, "Give a penny, take a penny", though of course that's not really about charity.

    April 25, 2009

  • "the odd money over the even pounds in dividing the profits of a fishing-boat among the crew at the week-end. This money was devoted to charity, otherwise bad luck would have ensued. (See Cashen, Manx Folk-lore, page 40.)"
    —W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934, online here

    April 25, 2009