Oh speaking of pennies I just came to think of a real life story that almost made me pee my britches in the streets of London many years ago.
One of my friends went into one of those souvenir shops to buy stamps and whatnot. She asks how much that would be and he tells her "95 p"
I can basically hear the circuits blow out from the sidewalk where I was waiting with another friend.
This is a sharp girl with great language skills and doesn't miss a beat, went on to be a radio host, but this guys dialect was so thick the 95 p she got was 'not if I pee'
"What the hell do you mean 'not if I pee???'