It's a Bennet Thing
Posted by Ken on October 08, 1997 at 13:56:38:
In response to Pin Money, written by The Mysterious H.C. on October 07, 1997 at 22:42:11
I have a little discussion of what "pin money" meant in the Regencyin the notes on my "Three Sisters" page...
Yes, I'm sure that "pin money" would have referred to more than just pins by this time, just as the pins it once would have bought had become relatively cheap. I was poking fun at Mrs. B--it would be just like her to assume that Lizzie would be able to buy gold pins from now on (-:
1908 seems much too laggard for the modern meaning, though.
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