Don t take wooden nickels

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Introduction to Forensic & Criminal Psychology by Dennis Howitt

Dennis Howitts was a graduate of Brunel University and the University of Sussex. His research career began with the study of mass communications but has developed into a broader interest in the application of psychology to social issues.

His primary research areas are:

*the effects of mass communications especially with reference to crime, violence and pornography
*racism and the profession of psychology
*paedophiles and sex offenders, child abuse
*forensic psychology

He is a chartered (forensic) psychologist and a Fellow of the British
Psychological Society.

His publications also include books on statistics, computing and methods.
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The Wooden Nickels - Nobody But You

Depression-era expression relating to privately minted wooden tokens which resembled coins but were used as commemoratives or promotional items.
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The first wooden nickel made in this country was produced in in Blaine Washington when the local bank failed. Pretty hard to coin a phrase when there wasn't any woodenn nickels to take. They always had an expiration date so if you nmissed turning them back in before that date you were stuck. It was a humorous adjuration meaning beware of those city slickers, for no real wooden nickels were ever counterfeited - they would have cost more to make than they'd have been worth. Ironically, country boys were the ones who possibly did succeed in passing off wooden objects as the real thing. Yankee peddlers as early as allegedly sold wooden nutmegs, which cost manufacturers a quarter of a cent apiece mixed in with lots of real nutmegs worth four cents each. Originated in the United States in the s and s.

Primarily heard in US. I'm done accepting wooden nickels—capricious women who say they love me, then get bored and decide I'm not worth their time. My husband is a wonderful man, but he has about as much business sense as a grade-schooler. If I had let him accept all the wooden nickels offered flaky customers have tried to peddle on us, we'd have gone bankrupt years ago. See also: accept , nickel , wooden. Take care and, specifically, try not to get swindled. The phrase is thought to have originated in the early 20th century when country residents visiting the city were considered easily duped.

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Don't let anyone get over on you! Be alert and aware of shady people. (Often said as a goodbye).
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When banks started failing, cities turned to other forms of currency to keep trade alive. One thing that kept trade going, temporarily, in cities like Tenino and Blaine, Washington see our previous blog , were wood nickels. In order for this idea to work, shoppers had to trust that all merchants would accept the wooden nickels they received from the city.

Primarily heard in US. I'm done accepting wooden nickels—capricious women who say they love me, then get bored and decide I'm not worth their time. My husband is a wonderful man, but he has about as much business sense as a grade-schooler. If I had let him accept all the wooden nickels offered flaky customers have tried to peddle on us, we'd have gone bankrupt years ago. See also: accept , nickel , wooden.

In the United States , a wooden nickel is a wooden token coin , usually issued by a merchant or bank as a promotion, sometimes redeemable for a specific item such as a drink. Scrip and tokens have often been issued locally in times of severe economic distress such as financial crises and the Civil War. During the Depression, a local bank in Tenino, Washington, issued emergency currency printed on thin shingles of wood. In more recent times, wooden nickel trading has become more popular. Individuals can have their own personalized token made and then trade with others who also have had their own made.

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