I need a new purse, I hate mine. It's a cheap piece of crap from Kohl's. I'd love a good quality leather one, or a Coach. Anyone know of any good sites where I can get something cheap?
So how come it's called a pocketbook? Honestly, your yank language can be really dumb sometimes. I always thought a pocketbook was a really small book that fits in your pocket but noooooooo that's too logical. When I first heard my Aunt use that word, it took me about a week to work out WTH she was talking about. I didn't really want to advertise my ignorance by asking her.I need a new purse
Oh ok. Thanks for the edumication.In American English, a purse is a small bag, also called a handbag or a pocketbook.
In British English, a purse is a small money container similar to a wallet, but typically used by women and including a compartment for coins, with a handbag being considerably larger; indeed, a purse is often kept in a handbag.
A purse or handbag is often fashionably designed, typically used by women, and is used to hold items such as wallet, keys, tissues, makeup, a hairbrush, cellular device or personal digital assistant, feminine hygiene products, or other items.