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    'a'p'orth

    I find him with his overcoat and cap on, sitting at our best table trying to do something with a slide rule. The paraffin heater's warmed the romm up a bit, but we can still see our breath and there's a little dewdrop on the end of his nose.
    "You're a big 'a'p'orth sometimes," I tell him, putting his cup down and taking a hanky out of my pinny pocket. "Shutting yourself up in here in the middle of winter with no fire to keep you warm. Why didn't you say something, I'd have got one going for you while you was out."
    --just one more day

    Is the title a word? Please.

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    Re: 'a'p'orth

    It's short for 'half-penny-worth', (not that helps much!)

    'A big/daft/silly a'p'orth' is a dated expression, usually used affectionately, for someone who has done/is doing something silly.

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    Re: 'a'p'orth

    I see. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: 'a'p'orth

    It's often written as apeth when talking about a daft persion.

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