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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 168 . The proverb today is a bad penny

  • always turns up. Okay . Let's take a look at the note here. You may hear this proverb

  • reworded as a or the bad penny always comes back. Okay. So you get hear it as the

  • bad, or a bad penny always comes back or the bad penny always comes back or the bad

  • penny also turns up. So both of them could either take an "a" or" the. " All right . Let's

  • continue. This proverb basically means that an unpleasant unwanted or bad

  • person or thing usually will appear or come back, especially at the most

  • inappropriate times or times when you kind of wish they didn't. All right. Let's

  • go. Let's continue here. The proverb dates back to the Middle Ages and even in

  • Roman times. Yeah . I heard that in Roman times when they started to run out of you know,

  • money basically, sometimes they were not putting all the right metal into, into

  • the coins that they were supposed to be you know whether their value of whether they

  • were silver a gold or or or maybe you know copper or whatever it was that they

  • they were made out of. And then after some time they started to what we call

  • 'coin clipping. " So let's continue there. After a while some coins were considered

  • to be bad because they were debased by coin clipping. So basically even though

  • it says this amount of it a little piece of the coin was missing so it maybe

  • really didn't have the value that was supposed to be on it or the face value.

  • Small pieces or edges of coins were cut off and after you know after a long time

  • maybe they were collected and probably sold for scrap metal. You know, after a

  • lot of these little pieces were collected they might have been sold for

  • scrap metal , so that somebody can make some extra money. I guess. A bad penny by

  • itself can also refer to a worthless or disreputable person. Okay.

  • Let's continue. All right. We have a couple of examples and I think these are both a/b

  • parts. So example number one. I thought that annoying customer must have moved

  • away I didn't see him for a long time. All right. That's what A said. And B said

  • you know , how it goes a bad penny will always show up. So they always come back

  • again. Or number two here. I thought Jane didn't invite her

  • good-for-nothing ex-husband. Yeah . We often, we often use that as like an adjective .

  • Somebody is a good for nothing. So yeah basically they're not a very productive

  • person or you know maybe they have a lot of bad qualities. To the wedding , and B

  • answers nobody invited him but it is not surprising he found out and came anyway.

  • A bad penny always turns up. Okay. So this is the way you may hear it used. Anyway, I

  • hope you got it . I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time . Bye -bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 168 . The proverb today is a bad penny


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