I just had to show you these paper napkins that challenge my Dictum of 'Abundance Through Frugality'. In keeping with the theme, I was given only Six of them, instead of the whole packet.
I actually don't agree that frugal is an ugly word. I think it sounds much better than 'Tight' or 'lousy' or 'Tight wad' or 'tight arse' or possibly 'stingy'.
'Frugal' reminds me of my Great Aunt Essie, who, like many women of her generation ,was an avid collector of string. Have I just ruined yet another sentence by adding too many commas, I wonder?